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Volume 1, issue 1
SOIL, 1, 187–205, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-187-2015
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Special issue: An introduction to SOIL

SOIL, 1, 187–205, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-187-2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Review article 20 Feb 2015

Review article | 20 Feb 2015

Eddy covariance for quantifying trace gas fluxes from soils

W. Eugster and L. Merbold

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The eddy covariance (EC) method has become increasingly popular in soil science. The basic concept of this method and its use in different types of experimental designs in the field are given, and we indicate where progress in advancing and extending the field of applications is made. The greatest strengths of EC measurements in soil science are (1) their uninterrupted continuous measurement of gas concentrations and fluxes and (2) spatial integration over small-scale heterogeneity in the soil.
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