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Member since: 2017
Organization: Missouri Botanical Garden
So far it seems fine, but I haven't yet used it extensively.
Application Area: Work on temperate forest leaves and their boundary layers vs. mean annual temperatures.
"I've just tested it this past summer. Am looking forward to using it in the field the upcoming spring and summer. I have noticed that if lobed leaves are placed at different angles the readings are different. I assume this means that they must be placed exactly along the distal-proximal axis to get repeatable readings. I'll be investigating this more closely next season. "
The CI-202 Portable Laser Area Meter uses advanced laser technology to provide researchers with a precise and convenient way to measure leaf area. The high-resolution laser scanner, data logger, and display are all enclosed in a durable, handheld scanner and detachable palette.
The CI-202 is used to perform non-destructive measurements on the leaves of living plants by placing the leaf on the palette and sliding the scanner over the leaf, enabling collection of data from the same plant, or even the same leaf, throughout its life span. The transparent, protective sheath on the palette makes it easy to capture precise leaf area measurement on tender or intricate leaves.