BIPHOREP research proposal
Project milestones and deliverables
The project will be articulated around the 3 intensive field campaigns taking place in the
summers 1996, 1997 and 1998, and carried out in different boreal zones within Scandinavia.
The seasonal cycle of VOC concentrations will be monitored during the photochemically
active season (from April 1to September 30) at 2 sites. The intercalibration and testing of
laboratory analysis methods will be performed at the beginning of the project (early 1996) and
field intercalibrations will take place before each intensive campaign. Data analysis,
modeling, and interpretation of the results will be performed in between the intensive
campaigns and the outcome will be presented, discussed and processed among the partners at
regular workshops (twice annually). The project milestones are summarized in Table 2.
The first intensive campaign will be arranged in 1996 at Pallas near the FMI GAW-station, in
the northern boreal zone. The second intensive campaign will take place in 1997 at Mekrij„rvi
near the Russian border in Eastern Finland, in the middle boreal zone. The location of the
third campaign will be decided according to the results of the first two campaigns - it will be
either a spruce dominated site in Finland (Pallas) or, most probably, a site in the southern
boreal zone (the NOPEX-site in Sweden).
The main deliverables of the project will be:
Project deliverables and results will be disseminated through reports to the EC and scientific
articles, and by contributions to international conferences. A special effort will be made to
make the project results available in the Internet.
- emission algorithms and emission factors for a wide range of northern European plants
- validation of emission calculations by canopy and regional scale measurements
- boreal forest and biomass parameters easily usable in emission inventories
- a canopy model suitable for emission inventory applications
- an assessment of the contribution of biogenic emissions on photochemical air pollution
- an evaluation of photochemical modules that includes biogenic species
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