Global change: The nitrogen cycle and rivers


Journal Article

The hydrologic sciences must play a major role in improving our understanding of the transport and fate of the vast amount of reactive nitrogen that is being added to the environment by human activities. Detailed understanding of the function of different landscape units will help predict watershed losses of nitrogen. A better understanding of the processes that control denitrification in surface and groundwaters is essential to ascertain total gaseous N loss and the percentage that is nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas that is accumulating in Earth's atmosphere. Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Schlesinger, WH; Reckhow, KH; Bernhardt, ES

Published Date

  • March 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0043-1397

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1029/2005WR004300

Citation Source

  • Scopus