Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Research article
05 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 05 Jan 2022

Design and characterization of a semi-open dynamic chamber for measuring biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions from plants

Jianqiang Zeng, Yanli Zhang, Huina Zhang, Wei Song, Zhenfeng Wu, and Xinming Wang


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-265', Anonymous Referee #1, 16 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xinming Wang, 10 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-265', Anonymous Referee #2, 05 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xinming Wang, 10 Nov 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-265', Anonymous Referee #3, 14 Oct 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Xinming Wang, 10 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Xinming Wang on behalf of the Authors (10 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Nov 2021) by Glenn Wolfe
Short summary
The emission of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) from plant leaves is an essential part of biosphere–atmosphere interactions. Here we demonstrate how a dynamic chamber for measuring branch-scale BVOC emissions could be characterized both in the lab for adsorptive losses and in the field for ambient–enclosure environmental differences. The results also imply emission factors for terpenes might be underestimated if measured using dynamic chambers without certified transfer efficiencies.