Action A3: Assess and map biogenic emissions as a function of ecosystems/vegetation type and as a function of meteorological conditions in the partner municipalities
BVOC have the potential to form ozone and PM in urban areas. To obtain a clear understanding on the role of urban forest ecosystems in mitigating air quality, this action will evaluate BVOC (Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions based on tree characteristics, and meteorological data. A detailed description of tree species is required due to the large variability of the emission intensity which strictly depends on specie. BVOC emissions will be computed at coarse resolution, for the continental and regional domains, and at high resolution for the target areas of Madrid, Milan and Bologna where vegetation maps will become available.
BVOC emission database for Bologna, Madrid and Milan prone to O3 exceedances using a consistent computation methodology for the different areas and vegetation scenarios. The database will contain information on time and space emission variability as a function of meteorological conditions and biological/ecosystem characteristics.