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Lancaster University

2x High-Sensitivity PTR-MS

Affiliation: Lancaster University UK

IONICON instruments: 2x High-Sensitivity PTR-MS

Contact Person: Prof. Nick Hewitt

"Why is an IONICON PTR-MS very well suited for your measurement tasks?”

Prof. Hewitt told us: "The Ionicon PTR-MS offers us the excellent sensitivity and time resolution that we need for making virtual disjunct eddy covariance flux measurements of biogenic VOCs from forests to the atmosphere. In addition, the excellent service offered by Ionicon allows us to explore innovative uses of the instrument. For example, with their help we are now planning to measure landscape scale fluxes by mounting the PTR-MS on a small airplane."
Recent scientific articles:

Ground-level ozone influenced by circadian control of isoprene emissions, C.N. Hewitt, K. Ashworth, A. Boynard, A. Guenther, B. Langford, A.R. MacKenzie, P.K. Misztal, E. Nemitz, S.M. Owen, M. Possell, T.A.M. Pugh, A.C. Ryan and O. Wild (2011) Nature Geoscience, 4, 671 – 674, doi:10.1038/ngeo1271
Direct ecosystem fluxes of volatile organic compounds from oil palms in South-East Asia (2011) P. K. Misztal, E. Nemitz, B. Langford, C. F. Di Marco, G. J. Phillips, C. N. Hewitt, A. R. MacKenzie, S. M. Owen, D. Fowler, M. R. Heal, and J. N. Cape, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 11, 8995 - 9017

Fluxes and concentrations of volatile organic compounds from a south-east Asian tropical rainforest (2010) B. Langford, P. Misztal, D. Davison, C. Helfter, T.A.M. Pugh, A.R. MacKenzie and C.N. Hewitt, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 10, 8391 - 8412
Nitrogen management is essential to prevent tropical oil palm plantations from causing ground level ozone pollution (2009) C.N. Hewitt, A. MacKenzie, P. Di Carlo, C. Di Marco, J. Dorsey, M. Evans, D. Fowler, M. Gallagher, J. Hopkins, C. Jones, B. Langford, J. Lee, A.C. Lewis, S. Lim, J. McQuaid, P. Misztal, S. Moller, P.S. Monks, E. Nemitz, D. Oram, S. Owen, G. Phillips, T. Pugh, J.A. Pyle, C. Reeves, J. Ryder, J. Siong, U. Skiba and D. Stewart, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106, 18447 – 18451, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0907541106