DETERMINATION OF CARBON EMISSIONS IN SHALLOW SOIL OF HARRAN PLAIN, TURKEY

M. F. DİLEKOĞLU
2017 Applied Ecology and Environmental Research  
Global climate change is known to be a result of atmospheric greenhouse gases. Thus, the atmospheric greenhouse gases should be reduced to prevent the climate change. Based on this fact, scientists have been working to reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (CO 2 , N 2 O, CH 4 ). Due to the increases in CO 2 emissions in agricultural lands, the interest in scientific research had moved to this field. In the present study, the shallow soil CO 2 -C emissions in Harran Plain were measured. The soil
more » ... easured. The soil CO 2 -C emissions were measured weekly using the soda-lime method. The Mean soil CO 2 -C emission was 8.70 ± 0.57 g m -2 week -1 , according to the results obtained in the study. Climate data from the same period obtained that soil moisture was 17.21 ± 2.05% and soil temperature was 12.87 ± 1.80°C. A very significant positive correlation was found between soil CO 2 -C emissions and soil temperature (r = 0.049; p <0.01) and there was very significant negative correlation between soil CO 2 -C emissions and soil moisture (r= -0.196; p < 0.01). There was a very strong statistically significant negative correlation (r = -0.854, p <0.01) between soil moisture and soil temperature. While the soil CO 2 -C emissions decreased as the soil moisture increased, it increased with the soil temperature.
doi:10.15666/aeer/1504_675682 fatcat:jrugzsnpsrazdbrfdfchbe6bmm