Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7021–7034, 2020
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 7021–7034, 2020

Research article 12 Jun 2020

Research article | 12 Jun 2020

Sesquiterpenes dominate monoterpenes in northern wetland emissions

Heidi Hellén et al.


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Short summary
We studied biogenic volatile organic compound emissions and their ambient concentrations in a sub-Arctic wetland. Although isoprene was the main terpenoid emitted, sesquiterpene emissions were also highly significant, especially in early summer. Sesquiterpenes have much higher potential to form secondary organic aerosol than isoprenes. High sesquiterpene emissions during early summer suggested that melting snow and thawing soil could be an important source of these compounds.
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