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The BEMA project on Biogenic Emissions in the Mediterranean Area is a European Commission project whose main goal is to improve our understanding of the type and amount of biogenic emissions and of their role in trophospheric chemistry and ozone formation in the Mediterranean area. This report, by providing reliable predictions of biogenic compounds emitted from different sources (leaves, fruit, flowers, soil) within an orange orchard, fulfils an important requirement for the validation of mesoscalic air chemical modelling within the BEMA project. Burriana was selected as a pilot study for the scaling procedure at canopy level because experimental data is available for diurnal and seasonal emission rates from different sources, for emission fluxes in the canopy, and for the environmental and physiological parameters driving the emissions.

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Authors: SHARMA M, Georg-August-University, Gottingen, (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 18720 EN (1999), 135pp.
Availability: Available free of charge from CCR Ispra
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