Articles | Volume 16, issue 24
Research article
20 Dec 2016
Research article |  | 20 Dec 2016

Measurements of biogenic volatile organic compounds at a grazed savannah grassland agricultural landscape in South Africa

Kerneels Jaars, Pieter G. van Zyl, Johan P. Beukes, Heidi Hellén, Ville Vakkari, Micky Josipovic, Andrew D. Venter, Matti Räsänen, Leandra Knoetze, Dirk P. Cilliers, Stefan J. Siebert, Markku Kulmala, Janne Rinne, Alex Guenther, Lauri Laakso, and Hannele Hakola


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AR by Pieter van Zyl on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (21 Nov 2016) by Sally E. Pusede
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (25 Nov 2016)
ED: Publish as is (29 Nov 2016) by Sally E. Pusede
Short summary
Biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) – important in tropospheric ozone and secondary organic aerosol formation – were measured at a savannah grassland in South Africa. Results presented are the most extensive for this type of landscape. Compared to other parts of the world, monoterpene levels were similar, while very low isoprene levels led to significantly lower total BVOC levels. BVOC levels were an order of magnitude lower compared to anthropogenic VOC levels measured at Welgegund.
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