Articles | Volume 18, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9425–9440, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-9425-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9425–9440, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-9425-2018

Research article 05 Jul 2018

Research article | 05 Jul 2018

Disentangling the rates of carbonyl sulfide (COS) production and consumption and their dependency on soil properties across biomes and land use types

Aurore Kaisermann et al.

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Soils simultaneously produce and consume the trace gas carbonyl sulfide (COS). To understand the role of these processes, we developed a method to estimate their contribution to the soil–atmosphere COS exchange. Exchange was principally driven by consumption, but the influence of production increased at higher temperatures, lower soil moisture contents and lower COS concentrations. Across the soils studied, we found a strong interaction between soil nitrogen and COS exchange.
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