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Incubators: For growing Antarctic phytoplankton at 2°Celcius under computer controlled varying light conditions.
Fluorometer: Turner Designs 10-AU
Used for measuring chlorophyll concentrations and in vivo fluorescense of phytoplankton cultures. Instrument details, calibration info and (JGOFS) protocol here
Chlorophyll Fluorometer: Walz WATER-PAM, used for measuring fluorescence parameters like Fv/Fm, NPQ, qN, qE, qI, ...
Photosynthetron: Custom designed photosynthetron with temperature control and fiber-optic lighting for doing Photosynthesis-Irradiance (PE) curves
Spectrophotometer: Perkin-Elmer Lambda 35, used for phytoplankton and detrital absorption spectra (AP, AD), measuring phosphate concentrations and more.
Liquid Scintillation Counter: Wallac Winspectral 1414, for determining uptake of radiolabeled carbon by phytoplankton.
Servers: Our main server is icy.stanford.edu. This self-built server contains two Intel Xeon E5520 Nehalem 2.26Ghz Quad-core processors, along with plenty of memory and disk space. Icy's operating system is CentOS 5 (64-bit, linux). It is used for modelling, processing satellite images and much more... Our old server, ocean.stanford.edu (Sun Enterprise 3500, pictured) running Solaris is still running as well. We also have access to Stanford's Center for Computational Earth and Environmental Science computer clusters (cees.stanford.edu).

Pictures of incubators, spec and LSC by Clay Hamilton

Last updated: March 21, 2011