Articles | Volume 18, issue 2
Research article
23 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 23 Jan 2018

Temporal variation of VOC fluxes measured with PTR-TOF above a boreal forest

Simon Schallhart, Pekka Rantala, Maija K. Kajos, Juho Aalto, Ivan Mammarella, Taina M. Ruuskanen, and Markku Kulmala


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ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2017) by Martin Heimann
Short summary
Emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have impact to air quality, human health and climate. We investigated the development of VOC exchange in a boreal forest between April and June 2013. VOC exchange and diversity increased towards summer, but over 75 % of the biogenic net exchange was driven by methanol, monoterpenes and acetone only. The boreal forest emitted less than 0.2 % carbon in form of VOCs in relation to the carbon uptake.
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