Comparison of seasonal variations of ozone exposure and fluxes in a Mediterranean Holm oak forest between the exceptionally dry 2003 and the following year

Giacomo Alessandro Gerosa, Angelo Finco, Simone Mereu, Antonio Angelo Ballarin Denti

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Abstract

Ozone and energy fluxes have been measured using the eddy covariance technique, from June to December 2004 in Castelporziano near Rome (Italy), and compared to similar measurements made in the previous year. The studied ecosystem consisted in a typical Mediterranean Holm oak forest. Stomatal fluxes have been calculated using the resistance analogy and by inverting the Penmann-Monteith equation. Results showed that the average stomatal contribution accounts for 42,6% of the total fluxes. Non-stomatal deposition proved to be enhanced by increasing leaf wetness and air humidity during the autumnal months. From a comparison of the two years, it can be inferred that water supply is the most important limiting factor for ozone uptake and that prolonged droughts alter significantly the stomatal conductance, even two months after the soil water content is replenished. Ozone exposure, expressed as AOT40, behaves similarly to the cumulated stomatal flux in dry conditions whereas a different behaviour for the two indexes appears in wet autumnal conditions. A difference also occurs between the two years.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1737-1744
Numero di pagine8
RivistaEnvironmental Pollution
Volume157
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2009

Keywords

  • FLUSSI DI OZONO
  • FORESTA MEDITERRANEA
  • LECCIO
  • VARIAZIONI STAGIONALI

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