High ambient concentrations of monoterpenes in a Scandinavian pine forest
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 1988
Total monoterpene levels of the order of 100 μg/m3 were assessed in the summer night air of a typical young planted forest of Scots pine (Pinus silvestris) in Sweden. These concentrations are much higher than those reported in previous studies of ambient monoterpenes. Predominant species were α-pinene and 3-carene. Camphene, β-pinene, myrcene, β-phellandrene and limonene were other prominent components determined. The monoterpenes were shown to originate almost exclusively from Scots pine and the proportions between them to be characteristic of this conifer species.