Dependence of ozone biomonitoring on meteorological conditions of different sites in Catalonia (N.E. Spain)

Josep Peñuelas, Angela Ribas, B. S. Gimeno, Iolanda Filella

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Abstract

Evaluation of visual symptoms of ozone damage was conducted in the network of bioindicater rural stations of Catalonia (NE Spain) every 14 days from May to October. Damage rates of ozone (and consequently, ozone biomonitoring capacity of bioindicators) were found to vary highly in time and space depending on the local environmental and meteorological conditions. Lower ozone damage to foliage was produced when meteorological conditions favour stomata resistance. Modulatory effects of meteorological conditions need to be considered in biomonitoring and when modeling plant ozone doses and damage.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-224
JournalEnvironmental Monitoring and Assessment
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 May 1999

Keywords

  • Biomonitoring
  • Meteorology
  • Ozone doses
  • Tobacco plants

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