publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

A method to detect soil carbon degradation during soil erosion

F. Conen; M. Schaub; C. Alewell;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2009 Journal: issn: 1726-4189, eissn: 1726-4189, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Copernicus
Abstract
Soil erosion has been discussed intensively but controversial both as a significant source or a significant sink of atmospheric carbon possibly explaining the gap in the global carbon budget. One of the major points of discussion has been whether or not carbon is degraded and mineralized to CO<sub>2</sub> during detachment, transport and deposition of soil material. By combining the caesium-137 (<sup>137</sup>Cs) approach (quantification of erosion rates) with stable carbon isotope signatures (process indicator of mixing versus degradation of carbon pools) we were able to show that degradation of carbon occurs during soil erosion processe...
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free text keywords: Ecology, QH540-549.5, QE1-996.5, QH501-531, Geology, Life
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

A method to detect soil carbon degradation during soil erosion

F. Conen; M. Schaub; C. Alewell;