Trace gases are those that are present in the atmosphere at relatively low concentrations. Small changes in their concentrations can have profound implications for major atmospheric fluxes, and thereore, can be used as indicators in studies of global change, global biogeochemical cycling and global warming. This new how-to guide will detail the concepts and techniques involved in the detection and measurement of trace gases, and the impact they have on ecological studies. Introductory chapters look at the role of trace gases in global cycles, while later chapters go on to consider techniques for the measurement of gases in various environments and at a range of scales. <ul> <li>A how-to guide for measuring atmospheric trace gases. <li>Techniques described are of value in addressing current concerns over global climate change. </ul>
"The present volume of [this book] will serve as an important tool box for researchers and graduate students in this discipline, and will provide both a range of techniques for field measurements and a conceptual framework for extrapolation strategies."
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
Measurements Of Chemically Reactive Trace Gases At Ambient
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.