Agriculture Soil Science

Agricultural soil science examines soil as a manageable natural resource affecting the development of plants responsible for food and fiber. Soil traits and related agricultural activities may influence, or be influenced by, greenhouse gas concentrations. With soil’s integral role in cycles such as nitrogen (N) and carbon (C), this science often seeks to measure soil flux—the exchange of gases between soil and the atmosphere—of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and nitrous oxide (N2O). Monitoring methods include chamber techniques, micrometeorological approaches, satellite observations, and airborne surveys.

Analyzers

Product Model Measurements

G2103 Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2103 gas concentration analyzer provides precise, real-time measurement of ammonia (NH3) and water (H2O) vapor. It incorporates coated components in the critical gas pathway. This reduces the propensity of NH3 molecules to adhere to pathway surfaces, which improves measurement response time.

G2103

G2106 Gas Concentation Analyzer

Detect and measure ethylene in fruit and flower ripening, natural gas production, or use ethylene production as a proxy for N2 fixation.

G2106

G2121-i Isotope and Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2121-i isotope and gas concentration analyzer measures δ13C in high carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration (2000 – 4000 ppm) and CO2 gas concentration when it is coupled to a sample preparation peripheral such as a Bulk Combustion Module (A0201).

G2121-i

G2131-i Isotope and Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2131-i isotope and gas concentration analyer precisely, simultaneously, and continuously measures δ13C in carbon dioxide (CO2) and CO2 and CH4 gas concentration for a range of applications from atmospheric and ocean science research to food and beverage origin and authenticity.

G2131-i

G2201-i Isotopic Analyzer

The Picarro G2201-i isotope analyzer precisely and continuously measures δ13C in carbon dioxide (CO2) and in methane (CH4) to help understand the biological and geological mechanisms that produce and consume CO2.

G2201-i

G2308 Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2308 gas concentration analyzer provides simultaneous, precise measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), and water (H2O) vapor at parts-per-billion (ppb) sensitivity with negligible drift for agriculture soil science, ecology, and emissions quantification.

G2308

G2311-f EC Flux Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2301-f flux gas concentration analyzer provides simultaneous, precise measurement of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and water (H2O) vapor at 10 Hz for eddy covariance, gradient, and eddy accumulation methodologies.

G2311-f

G2508 Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2508 gas concentration analyzer provides simultaneous, precise measurement of nitrous oxide (N2O), methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), ammonia (NH3), and water (H2O) vapor at parts-per-billion (ppb) sensitivity with negligible drift for agriculture soil science, ecology, and emissions quantification.

G2508

GasScouterTM G4301 Mobile Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro GasScouter™ G4301 is a new-generation, light-weight, portable, battery-powered cavity ring-down spectroscopy (CRDS) gas concentration analyzer designed for science on the move. It is a perfect mobile solution for high-precision greenhouse gas measurements in the world’s most challenging, remote environments.

G4301

G5102-i Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G5102-i isotopic and gas concentration analyzer enables measurements of site specific and bulk δ15N in N2O. It is an ideal solution for discerning and measuring the source of N2O emissions real-time in the field or through grab-sample measurements in the lab. The isotopomers of N2O can be used to probe sources and sinks in the global nitrogen cycle by identifying nitrification and denitrification processes in soils and water.
G5102-i

G5131-i Isotope and Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G5131-i isotopic and gas concentration analyzer enables simultaneous measurements of site specific and bulk δ15N and δ18O in N2O. It is an ideal solution for discerning and measuring the source of N2O emissions real-time in the field or through grab-sample measurements in the lab.

G5131-i

Peripherals

Product Model Measurements

Combustion Module

The Combustion Module, designed for Picarro by Costech (a leader in combustion systems), combusts solid samples as small as 250mg C to release CO2 gas. The Combustion Module is connected to a Picarro isotopic analyzer via the Picarro Caddy (A2100) or the Picarro Liaison™ Universal Interface (A0301) for high-precision carbon isotope (13C) measurements from carbon dioxide.
A0201

16-Port Distribution Manifold

The Picarro 16-Port Distribution Manifold provides unparalleled multiport sample-data collection.

A0311

Small Sample Introduction Module 2

High-precision δ13C measurements of small volume CO2 and CH4 gas samples.

A0314

Closed System Measurements

Whether you are looking at gas evolution from soils or vegetation, or the incorporation of stable labels into living organisms, our rugged, high-precision analyzers offer unparalleled performance. Picarro’s small cavity design technology has long been the optimal choice for sample-limited studies. Now we have developed a series of turn-key systems especially designed to avoid external contamination.

A0701/A0702

Low-Leak Diaphragm Pump

The Low-Leak Diaphragm Pump is an essential part of a closed-loop measurement system.
A0702