Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2023
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2023

Minor contributions of daytime monoterpenes are major contributors to atmospheric reactivity

Deborah F. McGlynn, Graham Frazier, Laura E. R. Barry, Manuel T. Lerdau, Sally E. Pusede, and Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz

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In-Canopy Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds Mixing Ratios at the Virginia Forest Lab Deborah F. McGlynn and Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz

Short summary
Using a custom-made gas chromatography flame ionization detector, 2 years of speciated hourly biogenic volatile organic compound data were collected in a forest in central Virginia. We identify diurnal and seasonal variability in the data, which is shown to impact atmospheric oxidant budgets. A comparison with emission models identified discrepancies with implications for model outcomes. We suggest increased monitoring of speciated biogenic volatile organic compounds to improve modeled results.
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