Articles | Volume 17, issue 8
Biogeosciences, 17, 2149–2167, 2020
Biogeosciences, 17, 2149–2167, 2020

Research article 20 Apr 2020

Research article | 20 Apr 2020

Soil greenhouse gas emissions under different land-use types in savanna ecosystems of Kenya

Sheila Wachiye et al.

Data sets

Final data for "Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions under Different Land-Use Types in Savanna Ecosystems of Kenya" Sheila Wachiye, Lutz Merbold, Petri K. E. Pellikka, Janne Rinne, Timo Vesala, Sonja Leitner, and Matti Räsänen

Short summary
Limited data on emissions in Africa translate into uncertainty during GHG budgeting. We studied annual CO2, N2O, and CH4 emissions in four land-use types in Kenyan savanna using static chambers and gas chromatography. CO2 emissions varied between seasons and land-use types. Soil moisture and vegetation explained the seasonal variation, while soil temperature was insignificant. N2O and CH4 emissions did not vary at all sites. Our results are useful in climate change mitigation interventions.
Final-revised paper