Thomas Leppelt, Rene Dechow, Sören Gebbert, Annette Freibauer
Proceedings of the 14th International Peat Congress
fuzzy-logic, ghg-europe, modelling, nitrous-oxide, organic-soil
Theme X. Peatland carbon budgets and greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes
Greenhouse gas emissions of peat land ecosystems are relevant in the emission budget for Europe. Therefore the GHG-Europe project aims to improve the modelling capabilities for greenhouse gases, e.g. nitrous oxide, in all ecosystems including peatlands. The heterogeneous and event driven fluxes of nitrous oxide are challenging to model on European scale. Due to these challenges adequate techniques are needed to create a robust and simplified statistical model. Therefore we gathered flux measurement data for European sites and calibrated an empirical fuzzy logic model to estimate nitrous oxide emissions from organic soils in Europe.