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Isoprenoid Emission In European Boreal Forests

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990192

Volume

36

Pages

6

Published

1999

Size

465 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

Karin Hauff, Jorg Rossler, Hannele Hakola and Rainer Steinbrecher

Abstract

Isoprenoid Emission in European Boreal Forests A contribution to subproject BIATEX-2 Karin Hauff*, Jorg Rossler*, Hannele Hakola^ and Rainer Steinbrecher* ' Fraunhofer-Institut fiir Atmosphdrische Umweltforschung (IFU), Kreuzeckbahnstr. 19, D-82467 Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany * Finnish Meterological Institute, Air Quality Research Division (FMI), Sahaajanhkatu 20 E, FIN-00810 Helsinki, Finland Introduction Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) are emitted by many plant species. Due to their high reactivity with active oxygen species, VOC significantly influence tropospheric air chemistry (e.g. Trainer et al, 1987) The European joint project BIPHOREP (Biogenic VOC emissions and photochemistry in the boreal regions of Europe) aims at quantifying BVOC emission rates of boreal forests. An important goal is to study in detail the isoprenoid mix emitted and the contro

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