Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Chemistry

Landuse and drylands – spatio-temporal measurements of biogenic nitric oxide emissions from soils

Mamtimin, Buhalqem; Behrendt, Thomas; Badawy, Maowad; Qi, Yue; Meixner, Franz X.
The biogenic emission of nitric oxide (NO) from natural and agriculturally managed soils of the terrestrial drylands is largely unknown, but of high importance for the local and regional air chemistry. The basic spatio-temporal scales of NO-emission ranges from a few cm2 to km2, and from some minutes to months. A full suite of experimental methods (laboratory incubation of soil samples to remote sensing) is applied to cover these scales for overlapping quantification of the unknown NO-emissions.

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