Articles | Volume 16, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7149–7170, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7149-2016
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7149–7170, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-16-7149-2016

Research article 10 Jun 2016

Research article | 10 Jun 2016

Canopy-scale flux measurements and bottom-up emission estimates of volatile organic compounds from a mixed oak and hornbeam forest in northern Italy

W. Joe F. Acton et al.

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