Journal article

N2O emissions from agricultural lands: a synthesis of simulation approaches

Deli Chen, Yong Li, Peter Grace, Arvin R Mosier

PLANT AND SOIL | SPRINGER | Published : 2008

Abstract

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is primarily produced by the microbially-mediated nitrification and denitrification processes in soils. It is influenced by a suite of climate (i.e. temperature and rainfall) and soil (physical and chemical) variables, interacting soil and plant nitrogen (N) transformations (either competing or supplying substrates) as well as land management practices. It is not surprising that N2O emissions are highly variable both spatially and temporally. Computer simulation models, which can integrate all of these variables, are required for the complex task of providing quantitative determinations of N2O emissions. Numerous simulation models have been developed to predict N2O produc..

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