Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 7, 2357-2388, 2007
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Hydrocarbon fluxes above a Scots pine forest canopy: Measurements and modeling
J. Rinne1, R. Taipale1, T. Markkanen1,2, T. M. Ruuskanen1, H. Hellén3, M. K. Kajos1, T. Vesala1, and M. Kulmala1
1Department of Physical Sciences, PL 68, FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2Department of Micrometeorology, Bayreuth University, Bayreuth, Germany
3Finnish Meteorological Institute, PL 503, FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland

Abstract. We measured the fluxes of several hydrocarbon species above a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) stand using disjunct eddy covariance technique with proton transfer reaction – mass spectrometry. The measurements were conducted during four days in July at SMEAR II research station in Hyytiälä, Finland. Compounds which showed significant emission fluxes were methanol, acetaldehyde, acetone, and monoterpenes. A stochastic Lagrangian transport model with simple chemical degradation was applied to assess the sensitivity of the above canopy fluxes to chemistry. According to the model, the chemical degradation had a minor effect on the fluxes measured in this study but has a major effect on the vertical flux profiles of more reactive compounds, such as sesquiterpenes. The monoterpene fluxes followed the traditional exponential temperature dependent emission algorithm but were considerably higher than the fluxes measured before at the same site. The normalized emission potential (30°C) was 2.5 μg gdw–1 h−1 obtained using the temperature dependence coefficient of 0.09°C−1.

Citation: Rinne, J., Taipale, R., Markkanen, T., Ruuskanen, T. M., Hellén, H., Kajos, M. K., Vesala, T., and Kulmala, M.: Hydrocarbon fluxes above a Scots pine forest canopy: Measurements and modeling, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., 7, 2357-2388, doi:10.5194/acpd-7-2357-2007, 2007.
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