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Clifton and Patton 2021

Clifton, O.E., and E.G. Patton, 2021: Does organization in turbulence influence ozone removal by deciduous forests? J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci., 126, no. 6, e2021JG006362, doi:10.1029/2021JG006362.

Dry deposition is an important sink of tropospheric ozone and influences background and episodic ozone air pollution. Plant canopies remove ozone through uptake by plant stomata, leaf cuticles, and soil. Stomatal uptake of ozone injures vegetation, thereby altering local-to-global water and carbon cycling. Observed ozone fluxes are used to inform dry deposition parameterizations in chemical transport models but represent the net influence of several poorly constrained processes. Advancing understanding of the processes controlling dry deposition is key for building predictive ability of the terrestrial ozone sink and plant damage. Here we constrain the influence of spatial structure in turbulence on ozone dry deposition with large eddy simulation coupled to a multilayer canopy model. We investigate whether organized turbulence separates areas of efficient leaf uptake from areas of high or low ozone mixing ratios. We simulate summertime midday conditions at three homogenous deciduous forests with varying leaf area, soil moisture, and ambient humidity. Sensitivity simulations perturb atmospheric stability, parameters related to ozone dry deposition, how quickly stomata respond to local atmospheric variations, and entrainment of ozone from atmospheric boundary layer growth. Overall, we find a low covariance between ozone and leaf uptake, in part due to counteracting influences from micrometeorological variations on ozone and leaf uptake individually versus the influence of leaf uptake on ozone. The low covariance between ozone and leaf uptake suggests that dry deposition parameterizations and interpretations of ozone flux observations can ignore the influence of organized turbulence on dry deposition.

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  author={Clifton, O. E. and Patton, E. G.},
  title={Does organization in turbulence influence ozone removal by deciduous forests?},
  journal={J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci.},

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ID  - cl05000f
AU  - Clifton, O. E.
AU  - Patton, E. G.
PY  - 2021
TI  - Does organization in turbulence influence ozone removal by deciduous forests?
JA  - J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci.
VL  - 126
IS  - 6
SP  - e2021JG006362
DO  - 10.1029/2021JG006362
ER  -

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