Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Biogeosciences, 13, 1309–1327, 2016

Special issue: OzFlux: a network for the study of ecosystem carbon and water...

Biogeosciences, 13, 1309–1327, 2016

Research article 02 Mar 2016

Research article | 02 Mar 2016

Combining two complementary micrometeorological methods to measure CH4 and N2O fluxes over pasture

Johannes Laubach et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (16 Jan 2016) by Joon Kim
AR by Johannes Laubach on behalf of the Authors (28 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (13 Feb 2016) by Joon Kim
Short summary
We continuously measured CH4 and N2O fluxes on two pastures that differed with respect to management. Two micrometeorological ratio methods were used; one was more suitable for daytime and the other for night-time. Over a year, both methods indicated both sites as net sources of CH4 and N2O, similar to other managed grasslands. At the irrigated, fertilised and rotationally grazed site, the N2O emissions were 1.21 (±0.15) % of the nitrogen inputs from animal excreta and fertiliser application.
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