Preparations for drought experiment

Anna and Felix are presently at the Helmholtz Zentrum Neuherberg/Munich preparing our Aerodyne quantum cascade laser for measuring drought effects in Scots Pine seedlings on their COS exchange. These activities are part of a larger experiment in collaboration with Jogi Schnitzler and his team and Thomas Karl with collaborators within the frame of the FWF doc_funds project The future of mountain forests: response to a drier climate.

The picture below shows our laser being lifted into the experimental facility … fortunately no mishaps 😉