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Author Ussiri, David.

Title Soil emission of nitrous oxide and its mitigation / David Ussiri, Rattan Lal
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 378 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents The role of nitrous oxide on climate change -- Global nitrogen cycle -- Formation and release of nitrous oxide from terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems -- Nitrous oxide fluxes measurement -- Global sources of nitrous oxide -- Land use and land management effects on nitrous oxide fluxes -- Nitrous oxide emissions from rice fields -- Nitrous oxide sources and mitigation strategies -- Mitigation options for livestock and pasture lands -- The role of fertilizer management in mitigating nitrous oxide emissions -- Conclusions: towards managing agricultural soils for mitigating nitrous oxide emissions
Summary "Nitrous oxide gas is a long-lived relatively active greenhouse gas (GHG) with an atmospheric lifetime of approximately 120 years, and heat trapping effects about 310 times more powerful than carbon dioxide per molecule basis. It contributes about 6% of observed global warming. Nitrous oxide is not only a potent GHG, but it also plays a significant role in the depletion of stratospheric ozone. This book describes the anthropogenic sources of N2O with major emphasis on agricultural activities. It summarizes an overview of global recycling of N and the role of nitrous oxide on global warming and ozone depletion, and then focus on major source, soil borne nitrous oxide emissions. The spatial-temporal variation of soil nitrous oxide fluxes and underlying biogeochemical processes are described, as well as approaches to quantify fluxes of N2O from soils. Mitigation strategies to reduce the emissions, especially from agricultural soils, and fertilizer nitrogen sources are described in detail in the latter part of the book"--Provided by publisher
Analysis Climatic changes
Endangered ecosystems
Environmental Science and Engineering
Soil conservation
Soil Science & Conservation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Atmospheric nitrous oxide.
Soils -- Nitrogen content.
Form Electronic book
Author Lal, R.
ISBN 9400753640 (electronic bk.)
9789400753648 (electronic bk.)