The Emission of Carbon Dioxide from Soils Washed-Out and Buried by Accelerated Erosion in the Chernozem Belt of the European Russia
Climate change is one of the main factors of the modern erosion. Much less investigated the influence of accelerated erosion on climate change due to greenhouse gases emission. Healthy modern soils are the sinks for atmospheric carbon. Washed-out and buried soils (stratozems) are the sources of atmospheric carbon. The modern emission of carbon dioxide from this formed by accelerated erosion pool of carbon is small and does not affect significantly the CO2 budget in the atmosphere.
KeywordsPeriod of intensive land use Soil erosion Stratozems Organic carbon mineralization
This study was funded by state program “The Evolution and Transformation of Erosion—Channel Systems under Changing Environment and Human impact.”
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