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Stable Isotopes in Greenhouse Gases from Soil: A Review of Theory and Application

Research Base of Karst Eco-Environments at Nanchuan in Chongqing of Ministry of Nature Resources & Chongqing Engineering Research Center for Remote Sensing Big Data, School of Geographical Sciences, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Sophia University, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
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Atmosphere 2019, 10(7), 377;
Received: 8 May 2019 / Revised: 27 June 2019 / Accepted: 5 July 2019 / Published: 6 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stable Isotopes in Atmospheric Research)
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Greenhouse gases emitted from soil play a crucial role in the atmospheric environment and global climate change. The theory and technique of detecting stable isotopes in the atmosphere has been widely used to an investigate greenhouse gases from soil. In this paper, we review the current literature on greenhouse gases emitted from soil, including carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), and nitrous oxide (N2O). We attempt to synthesize recent advances in the theory and application of stable isotopes in greenhouse gases from soil and discuss future research needs and directions. View Full-Text
Keywords: greenhouse gas; stable isotope; soil respiration; isotope fractionation greenhouse gas; stable isotope; soil respiration; isotope fractionation

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Zhu, X.-C.; Di, D.-R.; Ma, M.-G.; Shi, W.-Y. Stable Isotopes in Greenhouse Gases from Soil: A Review of Theory and Application. Atmosphere 2019, 10, 377.

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