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About Nitrous oxide

pie chart of natural sources of nitrous oxideNatural Nitrous oxide sources

Together, temperate and tropical soils dominate natural nitrous oxide emissions on a global scale. In total, natural nitrous oxide sources are believed to add around 10 million tonnes of nitrous oxide-N to the atmosphere each year.



pie chart of man-made sources of nitrous oxideMan-made Nitrous oxide sources

Global man-made nitrous oxide emissions total about 8 million tonnes each year. Agricultural soils dominate man-made nitrous oxide emissions, with agriculture as a whole accounting for the vast majority of emissions.




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