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Current Methods Used to Estimate N2O and N2 Emissions from Field Soils

  • A. R. Mosier
  • O. Heinemeyer
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Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 9)

Abstract

Collection and interpretation of data to unambiguously quantify gaseous losses of N produced by denitrification under field conditions has been a long-standing problem in soil N research. Until recently the amount of N lost through denitrification has been assessed indirectly from N balance studies (Hauk, 1981). In this paper we will describe methods currently used to estimate denitrification N losses in the field. These techniques assume that N2 and N2O are the only gaseous N products of quantitative significance in arable soils.

Keywords

Nitrous Oxide Soil Cover Field Soil Nitrous Oxide Emission Soil Atmosphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Mosier
    • 1
    • 2
  • O. Heinemeyer
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA-ARSFort CollinsUSA
  2. 2.Institut für BodenbiologieBundesforschungsanstalt für LandwirtschaftBraunschweigDeutschland

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