Journal cover Journal topic
Atmospheric Measurement Techniques An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 3.089 IF 3.089
  • IF 5-year<br/> value: 3.700 IF 5-year
  • CiteScore<br/> value: 3.59 CiteScore
  • SNIP value: 1.273 SNIP 1.273
  • SJR value: 2.026 SJR 2.026
  • IPP value: 3.082 IPP 3.082
  • h5-index value: 45 h5-index 45
© Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Research article
22 Oct 2013
Review status
This discussion paper is a preprint. It has been under review for the journal Atmospheric Measurement Techniques (AMT). A final paper in AMT is not foreseen.
A dynamic plant chamber system with downstream reaction chamber to study the effects of pollution on biogenic emissions
J. Timkovsky1, P. Gankema2, R. Pierik2, and R. Holzinger1 1Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
2Plant Ecophysiology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Abstract. A system of two dynamic plant chambers and a downstream reaction chamber has been set up to investigate the emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOC) and possible effects from pollutants such as ozone. The system can be used to compare BVOC emissions from two sets of differently treated plants, or to study the photochemistry of real plant emissions under polluted conditions without exposing the plants to pollutants. The main analytical tool is a proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometer (PTR-TOF-MS) which allows online monitoring of biogenic emissions and chemical degradation products. The identification of BVOCs and their oxidation products is aided by cryogenic trapping and subsequent in situ gas chromatographic analysis. The data presented in the paper demonstrates the good performance of the setup.

Citation: Timkovsky, J., Gankema, P., Pierik, R., and Holzinger, R.: A dynamic plant chamber system with downstream reaction chamber to study the effects of pollution on biogenic emissions, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.,, 2013.
J. Timkovsky et al.
J. Timkovsky et al.


Total article views: 609 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)

HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
290 296 23 609 24 23

Views and downloads (calculated since 22 Oct 2013)

Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 22 Oct 2013)



Latest update: 22 Nov 2017
Publications Copernicus