Title: CO2 and N2O direct soil fluxes using the LUCAS-Daycent model frameworkDescription: Here we run the state-of-the-art biogeochemistry model DayCent on approximately 8,000 soil sampling locations, classified as arable, from the most extensive harmonized land use and soil inventory network for the EU (LUCAS survey). The model was driven by measured soil characteristics and complemented with updated datasets, including a RPC4.5 climate change scenario. Our main idea was to quantify the net soil GHG fluxes, simulating two representative mitigating practice options starting in 2016, in comparison with a baseline of current agricultural practices. The first scenario was an integrated crop residue retention and lower soil disturbance management (IRS) while, the second saw the introduction of N fixing cover crops incorporated before the successive main crop (CC), generally referred to as ‘green manure’.Spatial Coverage: European Union 28 Member StatesTime Reference: 2015-2010Format: dbfProjection: ETRS89 Lambert Azimuthal Equal Area
Relaease date: 2/3/2018More information: Soil Climate regulationDownload the research article: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0087-z
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Lugato, E., Leip, A., Jones, A. 2018. Mitigation potential of soil carbon management overestimated by neglecting N2O emissions. Nature Climate Change 8:219–223