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Biogenic VOC Emission Inventory For Catalonia, Spain

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990222

Volume

36

Pages

7

Published

1999

Size

560 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

O. Gomez and J.M. Baldasano

Abstract

Biogenic VOC Emission Inventory for Catalonia, Spain A contribution to subprojects GENEMS and SATURN O Gomez and JM Baldasano Universitat Polite cnica de Catalunya (UPC), Diagonal 647. Brcelona 08028. Spain Introduction At atmospheric level, biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) emitted by vegetation are involved in oxidation reactions which promotes the tropospheric ozone formation or different photo-oxidant agents. BVOCs from European ecosystems were, some years ago, poorly studied. This situation has changed recently, especially in the Mediterranean region (e.g. BEMA project, 1995). Catalonia presents an important variety of plant communities, many of them of demonstrated important BVOC emission, and also industrial and high- density urban areas, which release vast amounts of gasses to the atmosphere. Model description Model was developed to estimate BVOC emissions from 11 different covers (tab

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