N2O emissions from agricultural soils in Europe

This dataset derives from the integration of the LUCAS soil survey with the bio-geochemistry process-based model DayCent. The model was ran for more than 11,000 LUCAS sampling points under agricultural use, assessing also the model uncertainty. Meta-models based on model outcomes and the Random Forest algorithm were used to upscale the N2O emissions at 1km resolution.
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Author - Contributors: 
Emanuele Lugato
European Commission - DG JRC
This dataset is associated to the peer-reviewed publication:
Lugato E, Paniagua L, Jones A, de Vries W, Leip A (2017) "Complementing the topsoil information of the Land Use/Land Cover Area Frame Survey (LUCAS) with modelled N2O emissions." PLoS ONE 12(4): e0176111. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176111


It contains:

1) Average nitrous oxides emissions in soil LUCAS points
This dataset contains the average (2010-2014 time period) emissions of N2O-N (kg ha-1 yr-1) simulated in soil LUCAS points.
The format is in dbf; the dataset can be joined with the LUCAS soil properties shapefile (available in ESDAC) by the 'sample_ID' field.
The average N2O-N emissions and standard deviation were used to build Figs 3 and 4 of the cited paper.


2) Nitrous oxides emissions in agricultural soils of the EU
This dataset contains the N2O-N emissions (kg N ha-1 yr-1) at 1 km2 resolution in the EU, obtained by the meta-model MT1 (Fig 6) and MT2.
Format: geoTiff
Resolution: 1 km2
Projection: ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area


Details on the underlying methodology can be found in cited paper.


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