LP80 Plant Canopy Cover Sensor

Measure Canopy PAR and Calculate LAI

The AccuPAR model LP80 is a lightweight, portable, linear photosynthetically active radiation (PAR) sensor. It lets you measure canopy PAR interception and calculate leaf area index (LAI) at any location within a plant or forest canopy.  PAR data can be used with other climate data to estimate biomass production without destroying the crop. PAR is also important in determining other canopy processes; such as radiation interception, energy conversion, momentum, gas exchange, precipitation interception, and evapotranspiration.

The AccuPAR also uses radiation measurements and other parameters to accurately calculate leaf area index (LAI) non-destructively in real time, in the field.

Lightweight, Self-contained

The AccuPAR weighs a little over 1 pound ( 0.5kg). The attached controller, powered by four AA batteries, can be used to take measurements manually or can log data unattended for short periods of time. It stores 1 MB of data (over 20,000 readings) for later download and analysis.

Includes External Sensor

The included external PAR sensor can be used to make simultaneous above- and below-canopy PAR measurements. Using both the external sensor and the AccuPAR together allows you to get accurate PAR and LAI data in clear, partly cloudy, or overcast sky conditions.

Data Storage Capacity
1 MB RAM (over 2,000 measurements)
Number of Sensors
PAR Range 0 to > 2,500 µmol m-2s-1
Resolution 1 µmol m-2s-1
Probe Length
84 cm
Overall Length 99 cm (40 in)
Unattended Logging Interval User selectable, between 1 and 60 min
Instrument Weight 0.56 kg (1.23 lbs)
Data Retrieval
Direct via RS-232
Keypad 6 key, menu-driven
Operating Environment 0-50°C (32-122°F), 0-100% relative humidity
Interface Cable RS-232 cable
Four AA Alkaline cells
Minimum Spatial Resolution 1 cm

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LP-80 in Case

LAI Guide

LP80 Leaflet
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LP80 Manual
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