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dc.contributor.authorJabre, Loay
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-17T14:39:26Z
dc.date.available2017-08-17T14:39:26Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/73116
dc.description.abstractPhytoplankton produce approximately 40% of the world’s oxygen and play a critical role in regulating global climate by the drawdown of atmospheric carbon dioxide and, as suggested by increasing evidence, through the emission of climate-relevant volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Currently, there is a gap in knowledge surrounding long-term emissions of phytoplankton related VOCs under field conditions. In a first of its kind, this study combined continuous measurements of total and specific VOCs on Sable Island throughout 2016 with the Hybrid Single-Particle Lagrangian Integrated Trajectory model, meteorological and remote sensing data to allocate measured compounds into three different upwind source sectors. 48% of VOCs were found to originate from marine phytoplankton emissions, 40% from terrestrial biogenic sources and 11% from anthropogenic activity. These results challenge current methods and assumptions of in situ measurements and shed light on the likelihood of various other sources interfering with remote marine VOC measurements.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectPhytoplanktonen_US
dc.subjectNorthwest Atlanticen_US
dc.subjectSource Sector Analysisen_US
dc.subjectVolatile Organic Compoundsen_US
dc.subjectSable Island (N.S.)
dc.titleSource Sector Analysis of Marine and Other Volatile Organic Compounds on Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canadaen_US
dc.date.defence2017-08-03
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Hany El Naggaren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Helmuth Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Margaret Walshen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Rob Jamiesonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Mark Gibsonen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Susanne Craigen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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