Relationships between Simultaneous Methane, Nitrous Oxide and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes and Surface Soil Humidity and Temperature in the Mata Atlântica Subtropical Forest, Brazil

  • M. B. P. Dos Santos
  • S. R. A. Nogueira
  • J. E. L. Maddock
  • J. R. de Macedo
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Abstract

Monitoring and other observations have shown that the chemical composition of the atmosphere is suffering modifications, and climate modelling predicts that the average temperature of the planet’s surface and lower atmosphere should increase by 1.5 to 4.5 °C by the middle of 21st century. Current opinion is that increases in atmospheric CO2, CH4 and N2O concentrations, especially by human action, are the cause of this effect.

Keywords

Burning Permeability Porosity Methane Dioxide 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. B. P. Dos Santos
  • S. R. A. Nogueira
  • J. E. L. Maddock
  • J. R. de Macedo

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