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Table 2.

BVOC emissions in Africa (from studies that include or focus on Southern Hemisphere Africa). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.2021.00050.t2

RegionEmissionReference
Africa Isoprene: 60 Tg C yr–1 (OMI)–77 Tg C yr–1 (MEGAN) Marais et al. (2012)  
Africa Isoprene: 130 Tg C yr–1 (approximately 25% of global emissions) Sindelarova et al. (2014) 
Africa Isoprene: 77 Tg C yr–1 (OMI)–104 Tg C yr–1 (MEGAN v2.1) Marais et al. (2014)  
Africa south of equator BVOCs from savannahs: 18–74 Tg C yr–1 Otter et al. (2002)  
Africa south of equator BVOCs: 80 Tg C yr–1 (70% isoprene, 22% oxygenated VOCs, 6% stored monoterpenes, and 3% light-dependent monoterpenes) Otter et al. (2003)  
Africa south of equator Isoprene: 59 Tg C yr–1 Monoterpenes: 11.8 Tg C yr–1 Other VOC: 23.4 Tg C yr–1 Guenther (1995; as reported in Otter et al., 2003) 
RegionEmissionReference
Africa Isoprene: 60 Tg C yr–1 (OMI)–77 Tg C yr–1 (MEGAN) Marais et al. (2012)  
Africa Isoprene: 130 Tg C yr–1 (approximately 25% of global emissions) Sindelarova et al. (2014) 
Africa Isoprene: 77 Tg C yr–1 (OMI)–104 Tg C yr–1 (MEGAN v2.1) Marais et al. (2014)  
Africa south of equator BVOCs from savannahs: 18–74 Tg C yr–1 Otter et al. (2002)  
Africa south of equator BVOCs: 80 Tg C yr–1 (70% isoprene, 22% oxygenated VOCs, 6% stored monoterpenes, and 3% light-dependent monoterpenes) Otter et al. (2003)  
Africa south of equator Isoprene: 59 Tg C yr–1 Monoterpenes: 11.8 Tg C yr–1 Other VOC: 23.4 Tg C yr–1 Guenther (1995; as reported in Otter et al., 2003) 

BVOC = biogenic volatile organic compound; MEGAN = Model of Gases and Aerosols from Nature; OMI = Ozone Monitoring Instument.

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