Leaf-to-Air-Temperature sensors (LAT) are used for direct, continuous and high-precision temperature measurements. The measured temperature parameters include absolute temperatures of the leaf surface, leaf-surrounding ambient air (Tair), and the temperature difference between leaf surface and ambient air (ΔTleaf-to-air). These devices are suitable for long-term application in outdoor conditions. Due to their extremely low power consumption, Ecomatik LAT sensors are ideal for battery-powered solutions, e.g., in IoT applications.
LAT-B2: Leaf-to-Air Temperature Broadleaf Type
The LAT-B2’s ultra-light carbon frame is mounted on a leaf and simultaneously measures absolute leaf temperature (Tleaf) and air temperature (Tair) using two high-precision micro-thermistor probes. Both probes are individually matched to each other and thus ensure maximum precision when determining the difference between leaf and air temperature (ΔTleaf-to-air).
LAT-C1: Leaf-to-Air Temperature Conifer Type
The lightweight LAT-C1 sensors are attached directly to the needles. A thin thermopile measures the average temperature difference between the surface of 10 needles and the surrounding ambient air (ΔTleaf-to-air). An additional micro-thermistor measures absolute temperature of the surrounding ambient air (Tair). Absolute needle temperature (Tleaf) is inferred from the two measured values.