Marsden, K.A.; Holmberg, J.A.; Jones, D.L.; Charteris, A.F.; Cardenas, L.M.; Chadwick, D.R.

Sheep urine patch greenhouse gas emissions from organic soils in an extensively grazed montane agroecosystem, North Wales, UK

The dataset contains greenhouse gas fluxes (N2O, CO2 and CH4) following artificial and real sheep urine applied to organic soils within the Carneddau mountain range (556 m a.s.l.) in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, UK. The study was conducted across two contrasting seasons (summer and autumn). Soil greenhouse gas emission data was collected using a combination of automated chambers and manually sampled chambers, with gas samples analysed via gas chromatography. Supporting data include characterisation of the soil properties at each site, meteorological data, soil moisture and soil chemistry on a time-series following treatment application. The data were used to calculate sheep urine patch N2O-N emission factors, to improve estimates of greenhouse gas emissions from sheep urine deposited to extensively grazed montane agroecosystems.
Publication date: 2020-03-13