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The EU emission control strategies, in preparation to reduce elevated tropospheric ozone levels of today, require reliable biogenic volatile organic carbon (BVOC) emission estimates from vegetation. Implementing control measures to combat elevated ozone concentrations is not an easy task because ozone formation is the result of a complex series of photochemical reactions and precursor emissions, mainly oxides of nitrogen and volatile hydrocarbons, with significant contributions of natural hydrocarbons. This paper presents a synoptic view of major findings of the BEMA-project on biogenic emissions in the Mediterranean area.

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Authors: SEUFERT G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Biogenic Hydrocarbons in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer, Charlottesville (US), August 25-27, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40825 ORA
Record Number: 199711650 / Last updated on: 1997-12-09
Original language: en
Available languages: en