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Soils and Global Change : Advances in Soil Science - John M. Kimble

Soils and Global Change

Advances in Soil Science

Hardcover Published: 23rd March 1995
ISBN: 9781566701181
Number Of Pages: 464

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The pedosphere - the thin mantel of soil on the earth's surface - plays a potentially crucial role in climate and climate change . The carbon storage of soils is the second largest in the biosphere, making the dynamics of soil organic carbon an important issue that must be understood if we are to fully comprehend global change.
This new book examines the importance of soils and their relationship to global change, specifically to the greenhouse effect. Soils and Global Change presents a state-of-the-art compendium of our present knowledge of soils. This up-to-date information source enables readers to delve into the literature about soils and climate change and examine soils in both natural and managed environments.

World Soils and Greenhouse Effect: An Overviewp. 1
An Overview of the Carbon Cyclep. 9
Global Soil Carbon Resourcesp. 27
Changes in the Storage of Terrestrial Carbon Since 1850p. 45
Carbon Storage in Landfillsp. 67
Areal Evaluation of Organic and Carbonate Carbon in a Desert Area of Southern New Mexicop. 81
Carbon Storage in Tidal Marsh Soilsp. 93
Spatial Modeling Using Partially Spatial Datap. 105
Effect of Global Change on Carbon Storage in Cold Soilsp. 117
Global Soil Erosion by Water and Carbon Dynamicsp. 131
Gaseous Emissions from Agro-Ecosystems in Indiap. 143
Methane Emission from Canadian Peatlandsp. 153
Decomposition of Organic Matter and Carbon Emissions from Soilsp. 165
Impact of Fall Tillage on Short-Term Carbon Dioxide Fluxp. 177
Organic Matter Inputs and Methane Emissions from Soils in Major Rice Growing Regions of Chinap. 189
Soil CO[subscript 2] Flux in Response to Elevated Atmospheric CO[subscript 2] and Nitrogen Fertilization: Patterns and Methodsp. 199
Soil Respiration and Carbon Dynamics in Parallel Native and Cultivated Ecosystemsp. 209
Biosphere - Atmosphere Exchange of Gaseous N Oxidesp. 219
Nitrous Oxide Flux from Thawing Soils in Albertap. 237
Methane Production in Mississippi Deltaic Plain Wetland Soils As a Function of Soil Redox Speciesp. 247
Role of Soil Survey in Obtaining a Global Carbon Budgetp. 257
Methods to Assess Soil Carbon Using Remote Sensing Techniquesp. 265
Preparing a Soil Carbon Inventory for the United States using Geographic Information Systemsp. 275
Establishing the Pool Sizes and Fluxes in CO[subscript 2] Emissions from Soil Organic Matter Turnoverp. 297
Fractionation and Carbon Balance of Soil Organic Matter in Selected Cryic Soils in Alaskap. 307
Fractionation, Characterization, and Comparison of Bulk Soil Organic Substances and Water-Soluble Soil Interstitial Organic Constituents in Selected Cryosols of Alaskap. 315
CO[subscript 2] Efflux from Coniferous Forest Soils: Comparison of Measurement Methods and Effects of Added Nitrogenp. 329
In Search of Bioreactive Soil Organic Carbon: The Fractionation Approachesp. 343
The Use of [superscript 13]C Natural Abundance to Investigate the Turnover of the Microbial Biomass and Active Fractions of Soil Organic Matter under Two Tillage Treatmentsp. 351
Trace Gas and Energy Fluxes: Micrometeorological Perspectivesp. 361
A Micrometeorological Technique for Methane Flux Determination from A Field Treated with Swine Manurep. 377
Application of the CENTURY Soil Organic Matter Model to a Field Site in Lexington, KYp. 385
The Exchange of Carbon Dioxide between the Atmosphere and the Terrestrial Biosphere in Latin Americap. 395
Modeling the Dynamics of Organic Carbon in a Typic Haplorthodp. 415
Towards Improving the Global Data Base on Soil Carbonp. 433
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ISBN: 9781566701181
ISBN-10: 156670118X
Series: Advances in Soil Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 23rd March 1995
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.02
Edition Number: 1

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