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End water content determines the magnitude of N$_{2}$O pulse from nitrifier denitrification after rewetting a fluvo-aquic soil

Ma, Shutan; Xia, Longlong 1; Li, Xiaobo; Wang, Haitao; Huang, Qi; Ma, Lan
1 Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Large nitrous oxide (N$_{2}$O) emissions pulses have been observed after rewetting dry soil. However, few studies have uncoupled the effects of drought severity from the degree to which the soil is saturated. In this study, we conducted three aerobic incubation experiments to investigate the effects of soil rewetting on N$_{2}$O emissions from a dryland soil. The results showed that, at constant soil moisture, total N$_{2}$O emissions in soil with 90% water-holding capacity (WHC) were significantly higher than those in 30%, 45%, 60% and 75% WHC treatments. In the dry–wet group, the soil moisture content was adjusted from 30%, 45% and 60% WHC to the end content of 75% and 90% WHC, respectively; the cumulative N$_{2}$O emissions in the 30–90%, 45–90% and 60–90% WHC nitrogen (N) treatments were significantly higher than those in the 30–75%, 45–75% and 60–75% WHC N treatments. Regarding fertilizer N types, there was no significant difference in N$_{2}$O emissions from soil at 90% WHC when (NH$_{4}$)$_{2}$SO$_{4}$ or urea was applied. Nitrification inhibitor significantly reduced N$_{2}$O emissions in soil applied with NH$_{4}$$^{+}$-N fertilizer, indicating that nitrification played a major role in N$_{2}$O emissions from soils. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000138027
Veröffentlicht am 28.09.2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01824
Zitationen: 1
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung – Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2351-9894
KITopen-ID: 1000138027
HGF-Programm 12.11.22 (POF IV, LK 01) Managed ecosystems as sources and sinks of GHGs
Erschienen in Global Ecology and Conservation
Verlag Elsevier
Band 31
Seiten e01824
Schlagwörter N2O emission; N dynamics; Nitrous oxide; Soil water content
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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