Production of isoprene by marine phytoplankton cultures

R.M. Moore, D.E. Oram, S.A. Penkett

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While release of isoprene from the terrestrial biosphere is well established and known to influence the tropospheric concentrations of a number of reactive species including ozone, very little is known of its production in the ocean and possible release to the marine boundary layer. Measurements reported here of low molecular weight trace gases produced by a series of laboratory phytoplankton have shown that isoprene is a major component. -from Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2507-2510
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994

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