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Biogenic Trace Gases. Measuring Emissions from Soil and Water. Ecological Methods and Concepts

  • ID: 2176355
  • Book
  • February 1995
  • 408 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Change in the composition of the atmosphere is one of the best documented and most important of global changes, yet many of the reasons for atmospheric changes are poorly understood. The role of the biosphere as a source or sink of important atmospheric trace gases, and an understanding of why sources and sinks are changing, are critical to predicting the future and controlling change.

Because the study of biosphere–atmosphere trace gas exchange is relatively new, and because the multiple approaches used in measuring gas fluxes as well as in analysing the underlying controlling processes have evolved from diverse scientific disciplines, a compendium methods is much needed.

This book provides information about the range of currently available methods and approaches for measurement of trace gas exchange, current and future analytical methods, and modelling and extrapolation approaches.

The Methods in Ecology Series

The aim of this series is to provide ecologists with concise and authoritative books that will guide them in choosing and applying an appropriate methodology to their problem. New technologies are a feature of the series.

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List of Contributors.

The Methods in Ecology Series.


Trace Gas Exchange In An Ecosystem Context: Multiple Approaches For Measurement And Analysis.

Enclosure–Based Measurement Of Trace Gas Exchange: Applications And Sources Of Error.

Trace Gas Exchange Across The Air–Water Interface In Freshwater And Coastal Marine Environments.

Trace Gas Exchange In Freshwater And Coastal Marine Environments: Ebullition And Transpost By Plants.

Micrometeorological Techniques For Measuring Biosphere–Atmosphere Trace Gas Exchange.

Standard Analytical Methods For Measuring Trace Gases In The Environment.

Measurements Of Chemically Reactive Trace Gases At Ambient Concentrations.

Recent Advances In Spectroscopic Instrumentation For Measuring Stable Gases In The Natural Environment.

Use Of Isotopes And Tracers In The Study Of Emissions And Consumption Of Trace Gases In Terrestrial Environments.

Microbial Processes Of Production And Consumption Of Nitric Oxide, Nitrous Oxide And Methane.

Process Modelling And Spatial Extrapolation.


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P. A. Matson
R. C. Harriss
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