Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6997–7011, 2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 6997–7011, 2016

Research article 08 Jun 2016

Research article | 08 Jun 2016

Current estimates of biogenic emissions from eucalypts uncertain for southeast Australia

Kathryn M. Emmerson et al.

Data sets

Forests of Australia 2003 DAWR, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia

High resolution monthly and multi-monthly temperature gridded datasets from 1911 onwards BoM, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia

Short summary
We have tested how a model using a global inventory of plant-based emissions compares with four sets of measurements made in southeast Australia. This region is known for its eucalypt species, which dominate the summertime global inventory. The Australian part of the inventory has been produced using measurements made on eucalypt saplings. The model could not match the measurements, and the inventory needs to be improved by taking measurements of a wider range of Australian plant types and ages.
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