Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6441–6452, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6441-2016

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6441–6452, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-6441-2016

Research article 26 May 2016

Research article | 26 May 2016

Methanol and isoprene emissions from the fast growing tropical pioneer species Vismia guianensis (Aubl.) Pers. (Hypericaceae) in the central Amazon forest

Kolby J. Jardine et al.

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In this study, high light-dependent isoprene emissions were observed from mature V. guianensis leaves in the central Amazon. As predicted by energetic models, isoprene emission increased nonlinearly with net photosynthesis. High leaf temperatures resulted in the classic uncoupling of net photosynthesis from isoprene emissions. Finally, leaf phenology differentially controlled methanol and isoprene emissions.
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