Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Research article
23 Dec 2021
Research article |  | 23 Dec 2021

First eddy covariance flux measurements of semi-volatile organic compounds with the PTR3-TOF-MS

Lukas Fischer, Martin Breitenlechner, Eva Canaval, Wiebke Scholz, Marcus Striednig, Martin Graus, Thomas G. Karl, Tuukka Petäjä, Markku Kulmala, and Armin Hansel


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-117', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-117', Anonymous Referee #2, 30 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Armin Hansel on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (26 Oct 2021) by Glenn Wolfe
AR by Armin Hansel on behalf of the Authors (01 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Nov 2021) by Glenn Wolfe
Short summary
Ecosystems emit biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs), which are then oxidized in the atmosphere, contributing to ozone and secondary aerosol formation. While flux measurements of BVOCs are state of the art, flux measurements of the less volatile oxidation products are difficult to achieve due to inlet losses. Here we present first flux measurements, utilizing a novel PTR3 instrument in combination with a specially designed wall-less inlet we put on top of the Hyytiälä tower in Finland.