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Measurements of Ozone Deposition to Vegetation Quantifying the Flux, the Stomatal and Non-Stomatal Components

Fowler, David; Flechard, Chris; Cape, J. Neil; Storeton-West, Robert L.; Coyle, Mhairi. 2001 Measurements of Ozone Deposition to Vegetation Quantifying the Flux, the Stomatal and Non-Stomatal Components. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 130. 63-74. 10.1023/A:1012243317471

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Abstract/Summary

Ozone deposition to vegetation represents the major sink for boundary layer ozone and yet the underlying mechanism of reaction and uptake at the surface is poorly understood. While overall rates of O3 deposition are known, the fractions of the flux absorbed by stomata and deposited to non-stomatal surfaces in the field have been poorly quantified. This paper reports 4 years of continuous fluxes by micrometeorological methods to moorland vegetation in southern Scotland. The flux has been partitioned between stomatal and non-stomatal fluxes and shows over a seasonal scale that the non-stomatal deposition (50 kg O3 ha– y–1) dominates the overall flux (77 kg O3 ha–1 y–1) and represents 70% of the total deposition. The surface resistance for non-stomatal O3 deposition (rns) decreases with temperature from 400 s m–1 at 0°C to 200 s m–1 at 15°C in dry conditions and is consistent with thermal decomposition of ozone at the surface with an apparent activation energy of about 36 kJ mole–1. The 4 years of continuous flux measurements show that stomatal conductance, when O3 concentrations are 80 µg m–3, is substantially smaller than for smaller O3 concentrations, although whether this is a response to VPD or O3 remains unclear

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1023/A:1012243317471
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry
CEH Sections: _ Atmospheric Sciences
ISSN: 0049-6979
Additional Keywords: AOT40, deposition velocity, non-stomatal deposition, ozone, stomatal uptake
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 08 Sep 2008 12:03
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3675

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