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Nitrous Oxide Emissions Research Progress
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Editors: Adam I. Sheldon and Edward P. Barnhart
Book Description:
Nitrous oxide is a chemical compound with the formula N2O. Despite its low concentration, nitrous oxide is the fourth largest contributor to greenhouse gases. Industrial sources make up only about 20% of all anthropogenic sources; human activity is thought to account for 30% and tropical soils and oceanic release account for 70%. This new book addresses this important environmental concern. Included is research on the soil-atmosphere exchange of N2O in managed grasslands and providing an overview of the sources of nitrogen input to grazed grasslands as well as the key soil processes regulating N2O fluxes. This book also presents new research on nitrification which also plays an important role in the removal of nitrogen from municipal wastewater.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Research and Review Studies

Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Temperate Grasslands: Processes, Measurements, Modeling and Mitigation;pp. 1-66
(S. Saggar, J. Luo, D.L. Giltrap, M. Maddena, Landcare Research, Palmerston North, New Zealand)

Nitrous oxide formation in and emissions from grazed upland grasslands in central Europe;pp. 67-83
(M. Simek, J. Cuhel, J. Hynst, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Soil Biology, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic)*

Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Terrestrial Plants: Observations, Mechanisms and Implications;pp. 85-104
(Kewei Yu, Guanxiong Chen, Dept.of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, Louisiana and others)

Topographic Factors of Nitrous Oxide Emission;pp. 105-126
(Igor V. Florinsky, David L. Burton, Shawna McMahon, Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia and others)

Nitrous Oxide: Sources, Sinks and Mitigation Strategies;pp. 127-150
(S.N. Singh and Larisha Tyagi, Environmental Science Division, National Botanical Research Institute, India )

Fundamentals of Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal;pp. 151-166
(Shu-Fang Yang, Lei Qin, Yu Liu)**

New Approaches to Distinguish between Nitrification and Denitrification as Sources of Nitrous Oxide;pp. 167-178
(Martin Burger, Michael Matiasek, Dept.of Land, Air, and Water Resources, Univ. of California, Davis, CA)

Past, Present and Future of Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Rice Fields: A Treatise;pp. 179-252
(Deepanjan Majumdar, Institute of Science and Technology, India)***

Short Communication

Effects of Long-Term Fertilization on N2O Emission from Mollisol in Jilin, China;pp. 253-262
(Lian-feng Wang, Yan-jiang Cai, College of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Dalian Jiaotong Univ., Liaoning, China)

Index

   Series:
      Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009
   Pages: 280 pp.
   ISBN: 978-1-60692-267-5
   Status: AV
  
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