Aerodynamic canopy height (ha) is the effective height of vegetation canopy for its influence on atmospheric fluxes and is a key parameter of surface‐atmosphere coupling. However, methods to estimate ha from data are limited. This synthesis evaluates the applicability and robustness of the calculation of ha from eddy covariance momentum‐flux data. At 69 forest sites,… More

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The exchanges of carbon dioxide (CO2), water vapor, and energy were measured nearly continuously since 1996 over a mixed mature transition forest at the Borden Forest Research Station, in southern Ontario, Canada. Borden Forest, one of the longest running flux towers in North America, is located in the temperate–boreal ecotone. This transitional region, which includes… More

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Results of an experiment conducted to quantify the ozone deposition onto a deciduous forest stand in an acid-precipitation-impacted area of Canada are presented and discussed. The ozone deposition data were obtained above and within the forest canopy. The deposition process was affected by solar radiation, wind speed and ambient ozone concentration. Solar radiation was likely… More

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Measurements of isoprene concentration and flux were made at a mixed deciduous forest in southern Canada during 1995 to characterize diel and seasonal emissions and thus deduce annual inventories. Isoprene inventories are necessary for inputs to modeling systems to study atmospheric chemistry and carbon budgets. Despite adequate environmental conditions to promote emissions, the onset of… More

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The objectives of this study are to establish a climatology of gravity waves in a forest and to gain insights into the dynamics of this motion type. The site is part of the BOREAS (Boreal Ecosystem—Atmosphere Study) flux monitoring network. The analysis relies mainly on 5 Hz temperature time series observed with two arrays of… More

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A one-dimensional canopy model was developed to study photochemical processes inside and above a mixed deciduous forest in southern Ontario. The Eulerian model made use of Lagrangian dispersion principles with a correction factor to incorporate the average ensemble time since emission to calculate atmospheric mixing; traditional diffusion methods were found to provide insufficient mixing to… More

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The Biogenic Emission Inventory System (BEIS) used by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (Lamb et al., 1993, Atmospheric Environment21, 1695–1705; Pierce and Waldruff, 1991, J. Air Waste Man. Ass.41, 937–941) was tested for its ability to provide realistic microclimate descriptions within a deciduous forest in Canada. The microclimate description within plant canopies is required… More

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