Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12965–12988, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12965-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 12965–12988, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-12965-2021
Measurement report
01 Sep 2021
Measurement report | 01 Sep 2021

Measurement report: Source apportionment of volatile organic compounds at the remote high-altitude Maïdo observatory

Bert Verreyken et al.

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We present a 2-year dataset of trace gas concentrations, specifically an array of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), recorded at the Maïdo observatory, a remote tropical high-altitude site located on a small island in the southwest Indian Ocean. We found that island-scale transport is an important driver for the daily cycle of VOC concentrations. During the day, surface emissions from the island affect the atmospheric composition at Maïdo greatly, while at night this impact is strongly reduced.
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