Articles | Volume 19, issue 15
Research article
09 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 09 Aug 2022

The effect of static chamber base on N2O flux in drip irrigation

Shahar Baram, Asher Bar-Tal, Alon Gal, Shmulik P. Friedman, and David Russo

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Short summary
Static chambers are the most common tool used to measure greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes. We tested the impact of such chambers on nitrous oxide emissions in drip irrigation. Field measurements and 3-D simulations show that the chamber base drastically affects the water and nutrient distribution in the soil and hence the measured GHG fluxes. A nomogram is suggested to determine the optimal diameter of a cylindrical chamber that ensures minimal disturbance.
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