TitleProduction of Nitrous Oxide and Consumption of Methane by Forest Soils
AuthorsKeller M., Goreau T. J., Wofsy S. C., Kaplan W. A., McElroy M. B.
PublicationGeophys. Res. Lett.. 1983 Jan; 10(12):1156-1159.
AbstractSoils in an Amazonian rainforest are observed to release N2O at a rate larger than the global mean by about a factor of 20. Emissions from a New England hardwood forest are approximately 30 times smaller than Brazilian values. Atmospheric methane is consumed by soils in both systems. Tropical forests would provide a major source of atmospheric N2O if the Brazilian results are representative.