Medición continúa de flujo de CO2 en suelo en una parcela de bosque tropical en Isla Barro Colorado, Canal de Panamá.

Published in: Innovation in Education and Inclusion : Proceedings of the 16th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 18-20, 2018
Location of Conference: Lima, Perú
Authors: Lourdes Sugasti (Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá, PA)
Reinhardt Pinzón (Centro de Investigaciones Hidráulicas e Hidrotécnicas, PA)
Full Paper: #133


This paper describes the field work that has been done for 21 months and the preliminary results of continuously measurements of soil CO2 flux on a 1 ha plot in the artificial island of Barro Colorado, using a close long term chamber method with an infrared gas analyzer. The period mean for soil CO2 flux registered was 2.92 µmol/m²s and can be explained by the influence of the soil humidity. Finally, these measurements need to be done continuously and for a long period of time in order to evaluate the spatial and seasonal variability.