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Steffanie Schirren
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Application-oriented carbon budget modeling of organic soils

Project

Carbon losses due to oxidation from organic soils are modeled and validated with existing measurements to enable model-based balancing. (c) Thünen-Institut/AK
Carbon losses due to oxidation from organic soils are modeled and validated with existing measurements to enable model-based balancing. (© Thünen-Institut/AK)

Application-oriented carbon budget modeling of organic soils

Organic soils store a major share of the world's organic soil carbon and have been extensively drained for agricultural cultivation, turning them into a strong source of greenhouse gases (GHG). How can GHG emissions from German organic soils be estimated and used for emission reporting and evaluation of mitigation measures?

Background and Objective

The project "Application-oriented carbon budget modeling of organic soils (ACMOSS)" aims to extend existing models for the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils by the complex water balance of organic soils and to test their application on large scales. Synthesis work on measurement and modeling will provide the basis for science-based evaluation land-use strategies and mitigation measures as well as improve emission reporting.

Approach

In this project, existing emission models as well as soil hydrological models will be evaluated regarding their applicability on organic soils and their suitability for regionalization. Existing measurement data from previous projects will be used for this purpose.

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Duration

2.2018 - 1.2022

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Project status: ongoing