Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2119–2133, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2119-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2119–2133, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-2119-2018

Research article 12 Apr 2018

Research article | 12 Apr 2018

Estimation of nocturnal CO2 and N2O soil emissions from changes in surface boundary layer mass storage

Richard H. Grant and Rex A. Omonode

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (14 Jan 2018) by Christof Ammann
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Feb 2018) by Christof Ammann
AR by Richard Grant on behalf of the Authors (24 Feb 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Annual emissions of trace gases requires knowledge of the emissions throughout the day and year. Unfortunately emissions into the surface boundary layer during calm nights are rarely measured. During such conditions surface layer concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) often accumulate in the surface boundary layer and the time rate of change of this accumulation was used to estimate emissions. Results showed this approach to be reasonable.