180 Nitrogen-Climate Interactions and Soil ProcessesOral Session
The US Global Change Research Program is charged with producing a draft National Climate Assessment (NCA) in the summer of 2012 and a final report a year later. The objective of this symposium will be to evaluate the draft report with respect to soil processes that affect mitigation, adaptation, and impacts of climate change. This symposium will be jointly sponsored by the SSSA, the American Geophysical Union, and the North American Center of the International Nitrogen Initiative. Given that agricultural soils are the dominant source of anthropogenic nitrous oxide, and that N deposition affects carbon sequestration in forests and soils, climate-carbon-nitrogen interactions merit special attention in this assessment and this symposium. Experts on measurement and modeling of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and impacts of climate change on soil processes will be invited to evaluate the draft NCA.
Cosponsor(s):S12 Soil Consulting Scientists, S11 Soils & Environmental Quality, S04 Soil Fertility & Plant Nutrition, S03 Soil Biology & Biochemistry, Environmental Quality, Agronomic Production Systems
Soil Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Community, Nutrient Loss Assessment and Prevention Community, Managing Denitrification in Agronomic Systems Community, Animal Agriculture and the Environment Community, Extension Education Community, Global Climate Change Community, Sensor-Based Nutrient Management Community, Precision Agriculture Systems Community, Adaptive Nutrient Management Community