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Sources and sinks for atmospheric N_2O

McElroy, Michael B. and Elkins, James W. and Wofsy, Steven C. and Yung, Yuk Ling (1976) Sources and sinks for atmospheric N_2O. Reviews of Geophysics, 14 (2). pp. 143-150. ISSN 8755-1209. doi:10.1029/RG014i002p00143.

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Observations of the temporal and spatial distribution of N_2O in solution are not yet sufficient to permit quantitative assessment of the role of the ocean in the budget of atmospheric N_2O. Consideration of the global nitrogen cycle suggests that the land should be the primary source of N_2O. The gas is removed in the atmosphere by photolysis and by reaction with O(¹D), and there may be additional sinks in the ocean.

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Alternate Title:Sources and sinks for atmospheric N2O
Additional Information:© 1976 by the American Geophysical Union. Received December 8, 1975; accepted December 11, 1975. It is a pleasure to acknowledge instructive conversations with W. S. Broecker. This research was supported in part by the Atmospheric Research Section, National Science Foundation, and in part by NASA grant NSG 2031 to Harvard University.
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Official Citation:McElroy, M. B., J. W. Elkins, S. C. Wofsy, and Y. L. Yung (1976), Sources and sinks for atmospheric N2O, Rev. Geophys., 14(2), 143–150, doi:10.1029/RG014i002p00143
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