AS3.12

Atmospheric VOC: measurements and interpretation
Convener: Pollmann  | Co-Conveners: V. Sinha , M. Boy 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 20 Apr, 08:30–10:00  / Room 1
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Tue, 21 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Halls X/Y
Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted in huge quantities into the atmosphere with annual estimates amounting to circa 1 billion ton carbon (Goldstein and Galbally, Env Sci Tech, 2007). The speciation and quantification of these emissions allow for insights into airmass history, photochemistry and transport. Each year new, innovative field instruments are developed or significantly improved. Data evaluation methods such as hydrocarbon ratios or variability lifetime analysis allow for an evaluation of these atmospheric processes without the application of complex computer models.
We invite researchers, who have developed new and innovative field instrumentation to quantify atmospheric VOCs or who have made significant progress in improving existing methods e.g.: by quantifying and mitigating know interferences. We are looking for new results from recent field measurement campaigns. Particularly welcome are papers presenting new and innovative data analysis methods to assess atmospheric processes and composition based on VOC measurements.