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Record number 352407
Title Update of emission factors for nitrous oxide from agricultural soils on the basis of measurements in the Netherlands
Author(s) Kuikman, P.J.; Hoek, K.W. van der; Smit, A.; Zwart, K.B.
Source Wageningen : Alterra (Alterra-rapport 1217) - 39
Department(s) Soil Science Centre
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2006
Keyword(s) distikstofmonoxide - landbouwgronden - emissie - meting - methodologie - nederland - nitrous oxide - agricultural soils - emission - measurement - methodology - netherlands
Categories Soil Chemistry
Abstract Emissions of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the Netherlands are reported to the UNFCCC on the basis of a country specific methodology. In this study we have identified and analysed the values for emission factors in measurement from in the Netherlands in the period 1993 – 2003. The overall averaged emission factor extracted from over 86 series of one year measurements on nitrous oxide emission from agricultural fields in the Netherlands is 1.1% and a weighed average for soil types is 1.01%. The average for mineral soils is 0.88%. The calculated emission factors are lower than the value suggested by the IPCC for EF1 for fertilizer and animal manure of 1.25%. We recommend to use a value of 1.0% for EF1 and to use corrections of EF1 in reporting the use of fertilizers without nitrate (0.5%), for subsurface application of manure (1.5%) and for fertilizer, manure and urine on organic soils (2.0%)
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