Oxidant and particle photochemical processes above a South-East Asian tropical rain forest (OP3-Danum-08)

Lead Research Organisation: NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Department Name: Billett

Abstract

In this project we will integrate ground-based and airborne field measurements of surface fluxes and atmospheric composition of reactive trace gases and particles with modelling studies of chemical processes in a protected forest area of Sabah, East Malaysia, to better understand how a south-east Asian rain forest contributes to the formation of ozone and particles in the lower atmosphere. We will do this using a Consortium of eight of the leading members of the UK's Distributed Institute for Atmospheric Composition, utilising the UK's Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement's BAe 146 research aircraft, the resources of the UK's University Facility for Atmospheric Measurements, the Malaysian Meteorological Service's Global Atmospheric Watch station at Bukit Atur, Sabah, Malaysia, and the Royal Society of London-supported Danum Valley Field Centre. We will bring significant added-value to NERC resources by the active participation of international collaborators.

Publications

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Hewitt CN (2009) Nitrogen management is essential to prevent tropical oil palm plantations from causing ground-level ozone pollution. in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

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MacKenzie AR (2011) The atmospheric chemistry of trace gases and particulate matter emitted by different land uses in Borneo. in Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences

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Misztal P (2010) Large estragole fluxes from oil palms in Borneo in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

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Pyle JA (2011) The impact of local surface changes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: coastal processes, land-use change and air quality. in Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences

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Whitehead J (2010) Aerosol fluxes and dynamics within and above a tropical rainforest in South-East Asia in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics