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Compiling C/N and total-N dataset to support countrywide soil nutrient emission models for Hungary

Soil carbon/nitrogen (C/N) ratios can provide essential information on soil health such as nitrogen limitations for plants or soil microorganisms. Determining soil C/N ratios can be challenging for larger geographic units such as for catchments, as nitrogen heterogeneity depends on several factors like land use, soil types, vegetation cover or seasonality. This paper investigates C/N ratio changes at different levels for diverse land management and land uses at plot-, catchment-, and country scale. For the plot- and catchment scale the study also presents data on seasonal variabilities of C/N ratio. For the countrywide evaluation, a digital soil mapping method was applied. Substantial differences were noted in total nitrogen amounts for arable lands, where the ‘no till’ system had up to 54.7% higher TN compared with ploughing. Catchment based monitoring showed the highest fluctuations for TN in the case of forest soils, while C/N ratios were relatively stable over the course of different seasons for the diverse land uses. Comparison of the topsoil C to N ratios in the European LUCAS and national SIM datasets shows that the difference in expected values is considerable (consecutively 10.35 and 7.41). The discrepancy can be explained partly due to different thematic representativity for land ...

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  • Scopus SJR (2022): 0.27
  • Scopus CiteScore (2022): 2.0
  • WoS Journal Impact Factor (2022): 1.2
  • WoS Journal Citation Indicator (2022): 0.45
  • ISSN (electronic): 2063-0476
  • ISSN-L 1418-2106



Publisher Name: Institute of Agricultural Economics Nonprofit Kft. (AKI)

Publisher Headquarters: Zsil utca 3-5, 1093-Budapest, Hungary

Name of Responsible Person for Publishing:        Dr. Pal Goda

Name of Responsible Person for Editing:             Dr. Attila Jambor

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The publication cost of the journal is supported by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

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