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Clifton et al. 2019

Clifton, O.E., A.M. Fiore, J.W. Munger, and R. Wehr, 2019: Spatiotemporal controls on observed daytime ozone deposition velocity over Northeastern U.S. forests during summer. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124, no. 10, 5612-5628, doi:10.1029/2018JD029073.

Spatiotemporal variability in ozone dry deposition is often overlooked despite its implications for interpreting and modeling tropospheric ozone concentrations accurately. Understanding the influences of stomatal versus nonstomatal deposition processes on ozone deposition velocity is important for attributing observed changes in the ozone depositional sink and associated damage to ecosystems. Here, we aim to identify the stomatal versus nonstomatal deposition processes driving observed variability in ozone deposition velocity over the northeastern United States during June?September. We use ozone eddy covariance measurements from Harvard Forest in Massachusetts, which span a decade, and from Kane Experimental Forest in Pennsylvania and Sand Flats State Forest in New York, which span one growing season each, along with observation-driven modeling. Using a cumulative precipitation indicator of soil wetness, we infer that high soil uptake during dry years and low soil uptake during wet years may contribute to the twofold interannual variability in ozone deposition velocity at Harvard Forest. We link stomatal deposition and humidity to variability in ozone deposition velocity on daily timescales. The humidity dependence may reflect higher uptake by leaf cuticles under humid conditions, noted in previous work. Previous work also suggests that uptake by leaf cuticles may be enhanced after rain, but we find that increases in ozone deposition velocity on rainy days are instead mostly associated with increases in stomatal conductance. Our analysis highlights a need for constraints on subseasonal variability in ozone dry deposition to soil and fast in-canopy chemistry during ecosystem stress.

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@article{cl08000i,
  author={Clifton, O. E. and Fiore, A. M. and Munger, J. W. and Wehr, R.},
  title={Spatiotemporal controls on observed daytime ozone deposition velocity over Northeastern U.S. forests during summer},
  year={2019},
  journal={J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.},
  volume={124},
  number={10},
  pages={5612--5628},
  doi={10.1029/2018JD029073},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - cl08000i
AU  - Clifton, O. E.
AU  - Fiore, A. M.
AU  - Munger, J. W.
AU  - Wehr, R.
PY  - 2019
TI  - Spatiotemporal controls on observed daytime ozone deposition velocity over Northeastern U.S. forests during summer
JA  - J. Geophys. Res. Atmos.
VL  - 124
IS  - 10
SP  - 5612
EP  - 5628
DO  - 10.1029/2018JD029073
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