Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation

Authors: Ussiri, David, Lal, Rattan

  • This volume which the environmental consequences of enhanced nitrous oxide emission in a multidisciplinary nature including soil science, agriculture, climate change and Oceanography
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  • Includes a chapter on slow and controlled release fertilizers
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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 cycling 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.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Role of Nitrous Oxide on Climate Change

    Ussiri, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Global Nitrogen Cycle

    Ussiri, David (et al.)

    Pages 29-62

  • Formation and Release of Nitrous Oxide from Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems

    Ussiri, David (et al.)

    Pages 63-96

  • Nitrous Oxide Fluxes Measurement

    Ussiri, David (et al.)

    Pages 97-129

  • Global Sources of Nitrous Oxide

    Ussiri, David (et al.)

    Pages 131-175

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9880-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5364-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5364-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5363-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9880-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 378
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