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SAFARI 2000 Leaf-Level VOC Emissions, Maun, Botswana, Wet Season 2001

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Data setSAFARI 2000 Leaf-Level VOC Emissions, Maun, Botswana, Wet Season 2001
Release date2004-11-01
ProjectSAFARI 2000 (S2K)
Time Period2001-02-03


Biogenic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) comprise a significant proportion of trace gases in the atmospheric environment and play an important role in the formation of secondary air pollutants. Emissions of monoterpenes from vegetation were studied at adjacent sites in Botswana as part of the SAFARI 2000 (Southern African Regional Science Initiative). Using a LI-COR leaf cuvette, VOC emissions were measured from the dominant tree species (Colophospermum mopane) and other vegetation near Maun, Botswana.


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James, A.E., S.M. Owen, C.N. Hewitt, J.P. Greenberg, A.B. Guenther, L. Otter, E.M. Veenendaal, and K.B. Mantlana. 2004. SAFARI 2000 Leaf-Level VOC Emissions, Maun, Botswana, Wet Season 2001. ORNL DAAC, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA.
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SAFARI 2000 (S2K): The SAFARI 2000 project was an international science initiative to study the linkages between land and atmosphere processes in the southern African region. In addition, SAFARI 2000 examined the relationship of biogenic, pyrogenic, and anthropogenic emissions and the consequences of their deposition to the functioning of the biogeophysical and biogeochemical systems of southern Africa. This initiative, which was conducted in 1999-2001, was built around a number of ongoing, already-funded activities by NASA, the international community, and African nations in the southern African region.

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maun_leaf-level_voc.csv 19.3 KB 2001-02-03 - 2001-02-16

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