Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Research article
18 Feb 2021
Research article |  | 18 Feb 2021

Water vapor density and turbulent fluxes from three generations of infrared gas analyzers

Seth Kutikoff, Xiaomao Lin, Steven R. Evett, Prasanna Gowda, David Brauer, Jerry Moorhead, Gary Marek, Paul Colaizzi, Robert Aiken, Liukang Xu, and Clenton Owensby


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AR by Katja Gänger on behalf of the Authors (27 Oct 2020)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Nov 2020) by Jun Wang
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (14 Nov 2020)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (27 Nov 2020) by Jun Wang
AR by Xiaomao Lin on behalf of the Authors (06 Jan 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (17 Jan 2021) by Jun Wang
Short summary
Fast-response infrared gas sensors have been used over 3 decades for long-term monitoring of water vapor fluxes. As optically improved infrared gas sensors are newly employed, we evaluated the performance of water vapor density and water vapor flux from three generations of infrared gas sensors in Bushland, Texas, USA. From our experiments, fluxes from the old sensors were best representative of evapotranspiration based on a world-class lysimeter reference measurement.