Instruction on SS1 SunScan instrument use

Download the last version and the previous versions of the Instruction on SS1 SunScan Canopy Analysis System Ceptometer Instrument Use in the context of ICOS, focused on how to use this tool for Green Area Index measurements. This Instruction is based on the instrument manual and the following ICOS protocols:

  • Gielen et al. “Instructions for Ancillary Vegetation Measurements in Croplands”
  • Gielen et al. “Instructions for Ancillary Vegetation Measurements in Forests”
  • Op de Beeck et al. “Instructions for Ancillary Vegetation Measurements in Grasslands”


The Instruction document can be cited as:
Op de Beeck, M., Sabbatini, S., & Papale, D. (2017). ICOS Ecosystem Instructions for SS1 SunScan Canopy Analysis Ceptometer Use (Version 20190708). ICOS Ecosystem Thematic Centre.

Instruction document history and download

Version Changes respect to the previous
Added a short Appendix with guidelines for estimating ELADP in crop species. Rewrote the Submission section.
20181122 Added info on measurements in SP-I plots in forests; clarified how to save settings in a CFG file; added a few textual corrections.
20170825 Update for the number of measurements in rectangular CPs in row arranged forests.
20170524 Format correction of the CP IDs; insertion of proper generic site identifier CC-Xxx; added that in forests the below-canopy sampling points in each CP have to be visited in increasing ID order.
20170131 First version

doi: 10.18160/kyvj-78xn

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