Acceleration of global N2O emissions seen from two decades of atmospheric inversion

  title={Acceleration of global N2O emissions seen from two decades of atmospheric inversion},
  author={R. L. Thompson and Luis Lassaletta and Prabir K. Patra and C. Wilson and Kelley C Wells and A. Gressent and E. N. Koffi and Martyn P. Chipperfield and Wilfried Winiwarter and Eric A. Davidson and H. Tian and Josep G. Canadell},
  journal={Nature Climate Change},
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the third most important long-lived GHG and an important stratospheric ozone depleting substance. Agricultural practices and the use of N-fertilizers have greatly enhanced emissions of N2O. Here, we present estimates of N2O emissions determined from three global atmospheric inversion frameworks during the period 1998–2016. We find that global N2O emissions increased substantially from 2009 and at a faster rate than estimated by the IPCC emission factor approach. The… Expand

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