Joint MUSCATENABBA workshop on

Biogenic VOC: emissions, aerosol formation, modelling

Near Tartu, Estonia, 19 – 21 October 2011



More information on workshop

October 19

11.00 – 13.00 Registration, coffee

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 Opening

October 19, afternoon session: Emissions of biogenic VOC, basic issues

Chair: Marko Kaasik


Invited key presentation:

Christine Wiedinmyer

Biogenic emissions modeling for chemistry and climate models


Ülo Niinemets

A biochemical model of isoprene emission


Steffen Noe

Biogenic VOCs in a mixed forest in Järvselja, Estonia: can state of the art models capture this? 

Coffee break 15.50 – 16.15


Invited presentation:

Lukas Hörtnagl

BVOC fluxes over a temperate mountain grassland


Lucian Colopovici

Emission of volatile organic compounds from stressed plants


Veljo Kimmel

 Metrological opportunities for determination of BVOC emissions

18.00 – 19.00 Dinner

19.00 – 21.00 Presentation of slides about Estonian nature by a professional photographer.

21.00 Sauna.

Sauna is separately for men and women. But if you wish to refresh you in the outdoor river basin, then swimming suit is recommended.


October 20

8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

9.00 – 14.00: visiting the Järvselja monitoring site, the to-be-built SMEAR Estonia station.

                          NB! Includes about two hours outside, unpaved surfaces and forest paths – proper clothes and footwear are needed!

                          Coffee at Järvselja about 12.00

14.00 – 15.00 Lunch


October 20, afternoon session: Biogenic VOC in aerosol and air ion formation

Chair: Steffen Noe



Invited key presentation:

Boris Bonn

The emission of mono- and sesquiterpenes and their potentially different role in new aerosol particle formation


Michael Boy

 Estimations of the emissions of BVOCs from the boreal forest in Finland


Anton Rusanen

On the sensitivity of the UHMA model:

the sensitivity of a result from the model UHMA in regard to the properties of condensing gases in the model was tested.

Coffe break 16.45 – 17.15


Tiia-Ene Parts

Charged particles formation in the atmosphere and diethylamine


Andris Skromulis

Complex Evaluation of Air Quality in Rezekne


19.00 – 21.00 Gala dinner

21.00 Sauna

Sauna is separately for men and women. But if you wish to refresh you in the outdoor river basin, then swimming suit is recommended.


8.00 – 9.00 Breakfast

October 21, morning session: Biogenic VOC and atmospheric transport: modelling and measurement

Chair: Boris Bonn



Invited key presentation:

Kostas Markakis

Parameterization of emissions fluxes of Biogenic VOCs. An emission modeling application for Europe using the NEMO emission model


Marko Kaasik

The effect of biogenic emissions to sub-micron aerosol in hemiboreal zone – an approach based on atmospheric transport modelling

Coffe break 10.15 – 10.45


Invited presentation:

Carlos Silveira

Sensitivity of isoprene emission quantifications on environmental and vegetation parameters under Mediterranean conditions


Kaisa Kesanurm

Trends of carbonylic compounds measured in Lahemaa monitoring station

12.30 – 13.00 Final disussion and closing

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch