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Nitrous oxide (Rev #1)

Nitrous oxide, N2O is along with CO2, methane CH4 and hydrofluorides one of the 4 main categories of greenhouse gases; in USA amounts to effectively 5-6% human activity released greenhouse gases, mainly coming from the release from soils treated by agricultural means. It’s half-decay rate in atmosphere is about 120 years and it is nearly 300 times more efficient greehouse gas than carbon dyoxide, per unit weight (what along with indirect effects translates into its large global warming potential).

  • wikipedia nitrous oxide
  • U. Skiba, K.A Smith, The control of nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural and natural soils, Chemosphere - Global Change Science 2:3–4 (2000) 379–386

category: global warming