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Evaluation of the stomatal conductance formulation in the EMEP ozone deposition model for Picea Abies

Wieser, G. and Emberson, L.D. (2004) Evaluation of the stomatal conductance formulation in the EMEP ozone deposition model for Picea Abies. Atmospheric Environment, 38 (15). pp. 2339-2348. ISSN 1352-2310

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It is widely acknowledged that the possible impacts of ozone on forest trees are more closely related to ozone flux through the stomata than to external ozone exposure. However, the application of the flux approach on a European scale requires the availability of appropriate models, such as the European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme (EMEP) ozone deposition model, for estimating ozone flux and cumulative ozone uptake. Within this model stomatal conductance is the key variable, since it determines the amount of ozone absorbed by the leaves. This paper describes the suitability of the existing EMEP ozone deposition model parameterisation and formulation to represent stomatal behaviour determined from field measurements on adult Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) trees in the Central European Alps. Parameters affecting maximum stomatal conductance (e.g. seasonal phenology, needle position, needle age, nutrient deficiency and ozone itself) and stomatal response functions to temperature, irradiance, vapour pressure deficit, and soil water content are investigated. Finally, current limitations and possible alterations of the EMEP model will be discussed with respect to spatial scales of available input data for future flux modelling.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Author Keywords: Ozone uptake; EMEP O3 deposition model; Stomata; Season; Temperature; Irradiance; Water Vapour pressure deficit
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Stockholm Environment Institute at York (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2009 10:35
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2009 10:35
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2003.10.061
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2003.10.061
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/5678

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