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Preliminary results of modeled ozone uptake for Fagus sylvatica L. trees at selected EU/UN-ECE intensive monitoring plots

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JournalEnvironmental Pollution
DatePublished - Feb 2007
Issue number3
Volume145
Number of pages8
Pages (from-to)636-643
Original languageEnglish

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The objective of this study was to establish whether EU and UN-ECE/ICP-Forests monitoring data (i) provide the variables necessary to apply the flux-based modeling methods and (ii) meet the quality criteria necessary to apply the flux-based critical level concept. Application of this model has been possible using environmental data collected from the EU and UN-ECE/ICP-Forests monitoring network in Switzerland and Italy for 2000-2002. The test for data completeness and plausibility resulted in 6 out of a possible total of 20 Fagus sylvatica L. plots being identified as suitable from Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and France. The results show that the collected data allow the identification of different spatial and temporal areas and periods as having higher risk to ozone than those identified using the AOT40 approach. However, it was also apparent that the quality and completeness of the available data may severely limit a complete risk assessment across Europe. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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  • EU/UN-ECE, ICP-Forests, ozone flux, risk assessment, Fagus sylvatica L., STOMATAL CONDUCTANCE, PROTECT VEGETATION, AMBIENT OZONE, GLOBAL-SCALE, YOUNG BEECH, DEPOSITION, FOREST, FLUX, EXPOSURE, FIELD

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