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Química Nova

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Abstract

RODRIGUES, Renato de Aragão Ribeiro  and  MELLO, William Zamboni de. Nitrous oxide fluxes in Montane Tropical Rainforest Soil in Serra dos Órgãos, RJ. Quím. Nova [online]. 2012, vol.35, n.8, pp. 1549-1553. ISSN 0100-4042.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-40422012000800011.

Soil fluxes of N2O were determined over one year in montane tropical rainforest of southeastern Brazil with average annual rainfall of 2.8 m. Annual mean (± standard deviation) and median N2O fluxes were 3.0 ± 1.4 and 2.7 µg N m-2 h-1, respectively, is 5-10 times lower than mean values reported in literature for tropical rainforest soils in the Amazon basin. N2O fluxes varied spatially and seasonally, were about twice as high during summer as in winter, and significantly influenced by both monthly precipitation and soil temperature.

Keywords : soil gas fluxes; nitrogen biogeochemical cycle; ozone-depleting substances.

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