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A Case Study of Risk Assessment of Ozone Impact on Forest Tree Species in Japan

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Title: A Case Study of Risk Assessment of Ozone Impact on Forest Tree Species in Japan
Authors: Watanabe, Makoto Browse this author
Yamaguchi, Masahiro Browse this author
Matsumura, Hideyuki Browse this author
Kohno, Yoshihisa Browse this author
Koike, Takayoshi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Izuta, Takeshi Browse this author
Keywords: Sensitivity to ozone
Growth reduction
Geographic information system
Exposure to ozone
Nitrogen deposition
Issue Date: Dec-2011
Publisher: Korean Society for Atmospheric Environment
Journal Title: Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment
Volume: 5
Issue: 4
Start Page: 205
End Page: 215
Publisher DOI: 10.5572/ajae.2011.5.4.205
Abstract: ABSTRACT:Ozone (O3) is a main component of photochemical oxidants and a phytotoxic air pollutant. Although the current levels of tropospheric O3 in East Asia could adversely affect productivity of forest tree species, risk assessments of O3 impact were limited. In this paper, we summarize the methodology of risk assessment of O3 on forest tree species based on our two previous studies, risk assessments of O3 impact on the growth of Fagus crenata by Watanabe et al. (2012) and on the annual carbon absorption of three representative conifers, Cryptomeria japonica, Pinus densiflora and Larix kaempferi by Watanabe et al. (2010). O3 sensitivity of each tree species obtained from an experimental study, O3 exposure and atmospheric N deposition based on field monitoring and vegetation survey were integrated by geographic information system method. Based on the results, we conclude that the area with high risk of O3 impact does not necessarily correspond to the area with high O3 exposure. The varieties of tree habitat, tree sensitivity to O3 and annual carbon absorption among the tree species, and N deposition-induced change in the O3 sensitivity of F. crenata are raised as the factors of discordance between areas with high risk and those with high O3 exposure. In the last part of this paper, we discuss the present uncertainty and perspectives of risk assessment for the future studies on the impact of O3 on forest tree species in East Asia.
Rights: (c)AJAE編集委員会許諾済
Type: article
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Submitter: 小池 孝良

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