Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Research article
18 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 18 Apr 2016

A new mechanistic framework to predict OCS fluxes from soils

Jérôme Ogée, Joana Sauze, Jürgen Kesselmeier, Bernard Genty, Heidi Van Diest, Thomas Launois, and Lisa Wingate


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (14 Feb 2016) by Xinming Wang
AR by Jerome Ogee on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Mar 2016) by Xinming Wang
Short summary
Estimates of photosynthesis and respiration at large scales are needed to improve our predictions of the global CO2 cycle. Carbonyl sulfide (OCS) has been proposed as a new tracer of photosynthesis, as it was shown that the uptake of OCS from leaves is nearly proportional to photosynthesis. But soils also exchange OCS with the atmosphere. Here we propose a mechanistic model of this exchange and show, using this new model, how we are able to explain several observed features of soil OCS fluxes.
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