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Production of nitrous oxide and consumption of methane by forest soilsSoils in an Amazonian rainforest are observed to release N2O at a rate larger than the global mean by about a factor of 20. Emissions from a New England hardwood forest are approximately 30 times smaller then Brazilian values. Atmospheric methane is consumed by soils in both systems. Tropical forests would provide a major source of atmospheric N2O if the Brazilian results are representative.
Document ID
19840034424
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Keller, M. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Wofsy, S. C. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Kaplan, W. A. (Harvard Univ. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Mcelroy, M. B. (Harvard University Cambridge, MA, United States)
Goreau, T. J. (Miami, University Miami, FL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1983
Publication Information
Publication: Geophysical Research Letters
Volume: 10
ISSN: 0094-8276
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF DEB-79-20282
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-55
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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