Impact of climate change on nitric oxide and nitrous oxide emission

  • The impact of soil type, land use and climate on emission rates of nitric oxide (NO), a precursor of atmospheric ozone (O3), and
    N2O, a powerful GHG, as well as ratios of N2O:NO are still not well understood in both natural and managed ecosystems.


  • The aim of this research was to identify soil NO and N2O emission rates from typical land uses across Lowland and Highland
    regions of Scotland and estimate potential impacts of climate change, hypothesizing that warmer climate with irregular rain patterns
    (specifically longer drought periods followed by intensive rains) will entail larger NO and N2O emissions.