Enhanced nitrous oxide emissions found in field warming experiment in the Arctic

The impact of warming on the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) and CH4 is currently a hot topic in numerous studies carried out in the Arctic. Arctic soils are further a relevant source of the strong greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) - nearly 300 times more powerful than CO2 in warming the climate. The relevance of this finding, and a potentially even larger N2O release in a warming Arctic, is now being addressed by researchers.

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