About a dozen researchers from Oregon State University and elsewhere want to make Monday’s total solar eclipse a once-in-a-lifetime experience in more ways than one.
They spent Saturday installing two arrays of scientific instruments on a wide swath of farmland near the Corvallis Municipal Airport.
The arrays will allow researchers to conduct a first-of-its-kind experiment to study how fast the atmosphere and ecosystem, particularly plants, respond to rapid changes in light levels.
And there’s no more earthly demonstration of such a rapid change than a total solar eclipse.
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