Reynolds Creek Virtual Tour

Eddy Covariance

Taking the Pulse of the Earth


Reynolds Creek is home to a network of state-of-the-art eddy covariance instruments. Eddy covariance is able to measure the exchange of gases, such as carbon dioxide, between plants and the atmosphere. Tracking eddy covariance gives the scientists at Reynolds Creek a good estimate of the plant productivity of the ecosystem. This helps scientists predict both how much water and carbon are stored within the Reynolds Creek watershed. In the video below, Dr. Aaron Fellows explains what makes up eddy covariance instrumentation and why it is important for all of us.