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Monoterpene and isoprene emission rates from Kermes or Holly oak (Quercus coccifera L.), an evergreen shrub or small tree which is widely present in the Mediterranean area, were investigated in a greenhouse using a dynamic enclosure technique. Monoterpenes emitted with the highest rates from Quercus coccifera were alpha-pinene, sabinene and beta-pinene. Standardization to 30 C revealed a total monoterpene emission rate of 18.7 µg gLD/W/h. Emissions are considerably higher than those used to represent Mediterranean ecosystems in a previous study about a global model of natural volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

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Authors: HANSEN U, JRC Ispra (IT);SEUFERT G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: EUROTRAC '96, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, (DE), March 25-29, 1996
Availability: Available from the (1) as Paper EN 40401 ORA
Record Number: 199710511 / Last updated on: 1997-05-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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