Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 10567-10589, 2006
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Boundary layer concentrations and landscape scale emissions of volatile organic compounds in early spring
S. Haapanala1, J. Rinne1, H. Hakola2, H. Hellén2, L. Laakso1, H. Lihavainen3, R. Janson4, and M. Kulmala1
1University of Helsinki, Department of Physical Sciences, Helsinki, Finland
2Finnish Meteorological Institute, Air Chemistry Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland
3Finnish Meteorological Institute, Climate and Global Change Research, Helsinki, Finland
4Stockholm University, Department of Applied Environmental Science, Stockholm, Sweden

Abstract. Boundary layer concenrations of several volatile organic compounds (VOC) were measured during two campaigns in springs of 2003 and 2006. Measurements were conducted over boreal forests near SMEAR II measurement station in Hyytiälä, Southern Finland. In 2003 the measuremens were performed using light aircraft and in 2006 using hot air ballon. Isoprene concentrarions were low, usually below detection limit. This is explained by low biogenic production due to cold weather. Monoterpenes were observed frequently. Average total monoterpene concentration in the boundary layer was 33 pptv. Many anthropogenic compounds e.g. benzene, xylene and toluene, were observed in high amounts. Ecosystem scale surface emissions were estimated using simple mixed box budget methodology. Total monoterpene fluxes varied up to 80 μg m−2 h−1, α-pinene contributing typically more than two thirds of that. Highest fluxes of anthropogenic compounds were those of p/m xylene.

Citation: Haapanala, S., Rinne, J., Hakola, H., Hellén, H., Laakso, L., Lihavainen, H., Janson, R., and Kulmala, M.: Boundary layer concentrations and landscape scale emissions of volatile organic compounds in early spring, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 6, 10567-10589, doi:10.5194/acpd-6-10567-2006, 2006.
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