The impact of local surface changes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: Coastal processes, land-use change and air quality

Pyle, John A., Pyle, John A. and Warwick, Nicola J. and Harris, Neil R. P. and Mohd Radzi Abas, and Archibald, Alexander Thomas and Ashfold, M. J. and Ashworth, K. and Barkley, Michael P. and Carver, Glenn D. and Chance, Kelly V. and Dorsey, James R. and Fowler, David A. and Gonzi, S. and Gostlow, B. and Hewitt, C. Nicholas S and Kurosu, Thomas and Lee, J. D. and Langford, S. B. and Mills, Graham P. and Moller, Sarah J. and Mackenzie, A. Robert and Manning, Alistair J. L. and Misztal, Pawel K. and Mohd Shahrul Mohd Nadzir, and Nemitz, Eiko G. and Newton, H. M. and O'Brien, L. M. and Ong, Simon and Oram, David E. and Palmer, Paul I. and Peng, Leong Kok and Phang, Siew Moi and Pike, Rachel C. and Pugh, Thomas A. M. and Noorsaadah Abd RahmanD, and Robinson, Anna D., Robinson, Anna D. and Justin Sentian, and Abu Azizan Abu Samah, and Skiba, Ute M. and Ung, Huan Eng and Yong, Sei Eng and Young, Paul J. (2011) The impact of local surface changes in Borneo on atmospheric composition at wider spatial scales: Coastal processes, land-use change and air quality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 366 (1582). pp. 3210-3224. ISSN 0962-8436

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2011.0060

Abstract

We present results fromtheOP3 campaign in Sabah during 2008 that allowus to study the impact of localemission changes over Borneo on atmospheric composition at the regional andwider scale. OP3 constituentdata provide an important constraint onmodel performance. Treatment of boundary layer processes is highlighted as an important area of model uncertainty.Model studies of land-use change confirm earlierwork, indicating that further changes to intensive oil palm agriculture in South EastAsia, and the tropics ingeneral, could have important impacts on air quality, with the biggest factor being the concomitantchanges in NO x emissions. With the model scenarios used here, local increases in ozone of around 50per cent could occur. We also report measurements of short-lived brominated compounds aroundSabah suggesting that oceanic (and, especially, coastal) emission sources dominate locally. The concentrationof bromine in short-lived halocarbons measured at the surface during OP3 amounted to about7 ppt, setting an upper limit on the amount of these species that can reach the lower stratosphere.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Atmospheric modeling, Biogenic organic compounds, Isoprene, Rainforest, Tropospheric ozone, 1,3 butadiene derivative, Bromine, Carbanilide derivative, Formaldehyde, Halocarban, Hemiterpene, Isoprene, Nitrogen oxide, Ozone, Pentane, Volatile organic compound, Air quality, Atmospheric modeling, Atmospheric pollution, Biogenic emission, boundary layer, Isoprene, Land use change, Ozone, Rainforest, Troposphere, Uncertainty analysis, Volatile organic compound, Agriculture, Air pollution, Arecaceae, Article, Atmosphere, Borneo, Chemistry, Computer simulation, Malaysia, Oxidation reduction reaction, physiology, Tree, Tropic climate, East Malaysia, Malaysia, Sabah
Subjects:?? QC851-999 ??
Divisions:SCHOOL > School of Science and Technology
ID Code:4715
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Deposited On:10 Aug 2012 08:06
Last Modified:16 Feb 2015 11:11

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