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14 February 2001 FT Raman spectroscopy of Norway spruce needles
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Proceedings Volume 4199, Water, Ground, and Air Pollution Monitoring and Remediation; (2001)
Event: Environmental and Industrial Sensing, 2000, Boston, MA, United States
12 Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.] needles represent a very useful bioindicator of the air pollution. They serve not only as natural samplers of the pollutants but micromorphology of the epistomatal area can be directly correlated with an environmental stress. The needles of trees growing in polluted areas exhibit different types of injury to the epicuticular wax layer. It is evident that these changes of the morphology of the wax layers are connected also with the changes of their chemical composition and so a potential of the FT Raman spectroscopy was tested to serve as a screening method of these changes. In this work variability of the spectra with the age and with the position in the tree, in the locality, and also in the different localities of the Czech Republic was studied and evaluated in comparison with results of electron scanning microscopy.
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P. Matejka, L. Pleserova, G. Budinova, K. Havirova, J. Nahlik, F. Skacel, and Karel Volka "FT Raman spectroscopy of Norway spruce needles", Proc. SPIE 4199, Water, Ground, and Air Pollution Monitoring and Remediation, (14 February 2001);

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