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This report presents an overview and the individual reports of 13 Biogenic Emissions in the Mediterranean Area (BEMA) groups participating in the 3rd BEMA measuring campaign in Burriana (Valencia) in July 1995. BEMA is a European Commission project whose main goal to improve understanding of the type and amount of biogenic emissions and of their role in tropospheric chemistry and ozone formation. The goal of BEMA phase 2 is to scale biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions up to regional levels and to evaluate their ozone forming potential by appropriate scaling/modelling activities. The measurements performed in Burriana in July 1995 aimed at characterizing the vegetation; the local wind and pollutant cycles by air chemical and meteorological measurements; the emission rates from branches of most relevant Citrus varieties by use of enclosures; the fluxes of biogenic and anthropogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by micrometeorological measurements.

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Authors: SEUFERT G, JRC Ispra (IT);SANZ M, Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterraneo, Valencia (ES);MILLÁN M (EDITORS), Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterraneo, Valencia (ES)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17305 EN (1997) 140pp., FS, free of charge
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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