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Abstract

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
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en