The Emission of Carbon Dioxide from Soils Washed-Out and Buried by Accelerated Erosion in the Chernozem Belt of the European Russia

  • A. SidorchukEmail author
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Earth and Environmental Sciences book series (SPEES)


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.


Period 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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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia

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