Prediction of N2O emission from tropical forest: a modelar biosphere simulation environment (MobiLe) approach

01 January 2012 → 31 December 2012
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Catalysis and reacting systems engineering
    • Chemical product design and formulation
    • General chemical and biochemical engineering
    • Process engineering
    • Separation and membrane technologies
    • Transport phenomena
    • Other (bio)chemical engineering
N2O emission biogeochemical model tropical forest
Project description

With regards to global climate change soils are of significant importance as sources for atmospheric trace gases such as nitrous oxide (N2O). Tropical forest soils account for 18% of global N2O emission. Therefore, this project aims to assess the effect of spatial resolution of a detailed biogeochemical model driving variables on the quantity and quality of N2O emission simulations from a tropical forest (Nyungwe) in southwest of Rwanda.