Global Climate Change: Gas Fluxes

Authored by: Pascal Boeckx , Oswald Van Cleemput

Encyclopedia of Environmental Management

Print publication date:  December  2012
Online publication date:  December  2012

Print ISBN: 9781439829271
eBook ISBN: 9781351235860
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EEM-120001555

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Abstract

Increasing concentrations of atmospheric gases, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O), contribute to radiative forcing. Activities related to land use are importantly responsible for the buildup of CO2, CH4, and N2O in the atmosphere. A survey of techniques will be described for measuring fluxes of greenhouse gases (GHG) from soils. Subsequently, sampling techniques, sample handling, and means of detection will be presented.

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