Identification and quantification of methyl halide sources in a lowland tropical rainforest

Blei, Emanuel, Hardacre, Catherine J., Mills, Graham P., Heal, Kate V. and Heal, Mathew R. (2010) Identification and quantification of methyl halide sources in a lowland tropical rainforest. Atmospheric Environment, 44 (8). pp. 1005-1010.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract

In conjunction with the OP3 campaign in Danum Valley, Malaysian Borneo, flux measurements of methyl chloride (CH3Cl) and methyl bromide (CH3Br) were performed from both tropical plant branches and leaf litter in June and July 2008. Live plants were mainly from the Dipterocarpaceae family whilst leaf litter samples were representative mixtures of different plant species. Environmental parameters, including photosynthetically-active radiation, total solar radiation and air temperature, were also recorded. The dominant factor determining magnitude of methyl halide fluxes from living plants was plant species, with specimens of the genus Shorea showing persistent high emissions of both gases, e.g. Shorea pilosa: 65 ± 17 ng CH3Cl h-1 g-1 (dry weight foliage) and 2.7 ± 0.6 ng CH3Br h-1 g-1 (dry weight foliage). Mean CH3Cl and CH3Br emissions across 18 species of plant were 19 (range,

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 14:16
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 14:00
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/20242
DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.12.023

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item