Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation

  title={Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation},
  author={David A. N. Ussiri and Rattan Lal},
  journal={Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation},
  • David A. N. UssiriR. Lal
  • Published 12 November 2012
  • Environmental Science
  • Soil Emission of Nitrous Oxide and its Mitigation
Nitrous oxide is the third most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, contributing about 6% to the radiative forcing by long-lived greenhouse gases. In addition to its role as greenhouse gas, N2O also play significant role in ozone (O3) depletion. Its atmospheric abundance prior to industrialization was 270 parts per billion by volume (ppbv). Its current abundance is ~324 ppbv. Over past 10 years, the mean annual growth rate is ~0.8 ppbv year . It is emitted into the… 

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