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Quantification of VOC emission rates from the biosphere

Hewitt, C.N.; Karl, T.; Langford, B.; Owen, S.M.; Possell, M.. 2011 Quantification of VOC emission rates from the biosphere. Trends in Analytical Chemistry, 30 (7). 937-944. 10.1016/j.trac.2011.03.008

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Abstract/Summary

Determining which volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are synthesized by plants and emitted into the atmosphere and at what rates is a critical component of our understanding of the Earth system, as is understanding how these emissions respond to environmental controls and how they may change in the future. Here, we review the methods used to sample biogenic VOC emissions, from the leaf scale to the regional scale, and focus on the challenges that this task presents.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.trac.2011.03.008
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 - 2012 > Biogeochemistry
CEH Sections: Billett (to November 2013)
ISSN: 0165-9936
Additional Keywords: atmosphere, biogenic, biosphere, BVOC, emission, isoprene, monoterpene, sampling, VOC, volatile organic compound
NORA Subject Terms: Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 26 Sep 2011 15:49
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14759

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