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Soils and the Greenhouse Effect: The Present Status and Future Trends Concerning the Effect of Soils and their Cover on the Fluxes of Greenhouse Gases, the Surface Energy Balance and the Water Balance

ProceedingsOut of Print

Edited By: AF Bouwman

575 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #8356 | ISBN: 0471923958
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The result of an 1989 international conference held in the Netherlands, this book covers the present status and future trends concerning the effect of soil and vegetation on the fluxes of greenhouse gases, the surface energy balance and the water balance.


Part 1 Background: global distribution of the major soils and land cover types; exchange of greenhouse gases between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere; estimating the effect of changing land use on transpiration and evaporation; the effect of changing land cover on the surface energy balance; remote sensing techniques for monitoring of vegetation, and for estimating evapotranspiration and phytomass production. Part 2 Soils: soil processes and properties involved in the production of greenhouse gases, with special relevance to soil taxonomic systems, N.Van Breemen and T.C.J.Feijtel; geographic quantification of soils and changes in their properties, W.G.Sombrock. Part 3 Sources and sinks of greenhouse gases: modelling global terrestrial sources and sinks of CO2 with special reference to soil organic matter, G.Esser; biotic sources of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the context of the global budget of nitruous oxide, M.M.Umarov; soil and land use related sources and sinks of methane (CH4) in the context of the global methane budget, H.Schutz et al. Part 4 Methods: gas flux measurement techniques with special reference to techniques suitable for measurements over large ecologically uniform areas, A.R.Mosier; analysis of vegetation changes using satellite data, F.Blasco and F.Achard; global data bases for evaluating trace gas sources and sinks, E.Matthews. Part 5 Partitioning of solar energy: the effect of land use change on net radiation and its partitioning into heat fluxes, H.J.Bolle; quantification of regional dry and wet canopy evaporation, A.Henderson-Sellers and A.J.Pitman. Part 6 Extended abstracts: soils; greenhouse gas fluxes, carbon dioxide; greenhouse gas fluxes, methane; greenhouse gas fluxes, nitrous oxide; partitioning of solar energy; soil moisture.

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