Emissions of nitrous oxide from agriculture: responses to management and climate change

M Abdalla, P Smith, M Williams

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Abstract

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a potent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere and its emissions are of great concern worldwide. This Chapter reviews the production and importance of nitrous oxide from agricultural soils and provides examples of management practices that may affect the extent of emissions from both grasslands and cereal systems. In addition, the use of geochemical models to estimate the present and future emissions of nitrous oxide is shown using DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC) and DayCent (Daily Century) models as working examples.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnderstanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management
EditorsLei Guo, Amrith S. Gunasekara, Laura L McConnell
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Pages343-370
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9780841226555
ISBN (Print)9780841226548
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Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2011

Publication series

NameASCS Symposium Series
Volume1072

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Abdalla, M., Smith, P., & Williams, M. (2011). Emissions of nitrous oxide from agriculture: responses to management and climate change. In L. Guo, A. S. Gunasekara, & L. L. McConnell (Eds.), Understanding Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agricultural Management (pp. 343-370). (ASCS Symposium Series; Vol. 1072). American Chemical Society. https://doi.org/10.1021/bk-2011-1072.ch018