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Biogeosciences, 16, 3247–3266, 2019

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Biogeosciences, 16, 3247–3266, 2019
Research article
29 Aug 2019
Research article | 29 Aug 2019

Attribution of N2O sources in a grassland soil with laser spectroscopy based isotopocule analysis

Erkan Ibraim et al.

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Nitrous oxide (N2O) is an important greenhouse gas and the major stratospheric ozone-depleting substance; therefore, mitigation of anthropogenic N2O emissions is needed. To trace N2O-emitting source processes, in this study, we observed N2O isotopocules above an intensively managed grassland research site with a recently developed laser spectroscopy method. Our results indicate that the domain of denitrification or nitrifier denitrification was the major N2O source.
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