Seasonality of the air-forest canopy exchange of persistent organic pollutants.

@article{Nizzetto2008SeasonalityOT,
  title={Seasonality of the air-forest canopy exchange of persistent organic pollutants.},
  author={Luca Nizzetto and Andrew Jarvis and Pietro Alessandro Brivio and Kevin C Jones and Antonio Di Guardo},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 23},
  pages={8778-83}
}
Forest canopies represent an extensive organic surface available for partitioning of semivolatile organic pollutants with the atmosphere. To date, the ability of forests to sequester such compounds (the so-called "forest filter effect") has been investigated using indirect methods that yield time integrated deposition fluxes and scenario-dependent deposition velocities. In the present study, experimental data collected at three different alpine forest sites were used to assess the dynamics of… CONTINUE READING