Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Research article
07 Jun 2016
Research article |  | 07 Jun 2016

Three-North Shelter Forest Program contribution to long-term increasing trends of biogenic isoprene emissions in northern China

Xiaodong Zhang, Tao Huang, Leiming Zhang, Yanjie Shen, Yuan Zhao, Hong Gao, Xiaoxuan Mao, Chenhui Jia, and Jianmin Ma

Data sets

Final operational Global Analysis National Centers for Environmental Prediction

Short summary
This paper assesses long-term trend of biogenic isoprene emissions in the Three-North Shelter Forest Program, also known as "the Green Great Wall", the largest artificial afforestation in the human history. Results show that the TNRSF has altered the long-term emission trend in north China from a decreasing to an increasing trend from 1982 to 2010. Isoprene emission fluxes have increased in many places of the TNRSF over the last 3 decades due to the growing trees and vegetation coverage.
Final-revised paper