Articles | Volume 21, issue 11
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8413–8436, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8413-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 8413–8436, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-8413-2021

Research article 03 Jun 2021

Research article | 03 Jun 2021

Global and regional impacts of land cover changes on isoprene emissions derived from spaceborne data and the MEGAN model

Beata Opacka et al.

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Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-95', Anonymous Referee #1, 18 Mar 2021
  • RC2: 'Review of Opacka et al., 2021', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Mar 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Beata Opacka on behalf of the Authors (30 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 May 2021) by Thomas Karl
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Short summary
Isoprene is mainly emitted from plants, and about 80 % of its global emissions occur in the tropics. Current isoprene inventories are usually based on modelled vegetation maps, but high pressure on land use over the last decades has led to severe losses, especially in tropical forests, that are not considered by models. We provide a study on the present-day impact of spaceborne land cover changes on isoprene emissions and the first inventory based on high-resolution Landsat tree cover dataset.
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