Rice paddy fields are one of the major sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The project LIFE EBRO-ADMICLIM is evaluating the annual pattern of greenhouse emissions in rice paddy fields at the Ebro Delta.
A monthly monitoring of the GHG emission rates in 15 rice fields covering the whole geophysical variability of the Ebro Delta under standard agronomic management was carried out, including both growth and post-harvest (fallow). In addition, hydrological and physico-chemical parameters of the soil and the vegetation cover were also studied.
M. Viñas1, F.X. Prenafeta-Boldú1, J. Noguerol1, C. Alcaraz2, X. Aranda3, J.A. Saldaña-De la Vega2, M. Martínez-Eixarch2, C. Ibáñez2
1 IRTA Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, GIRO. 08140 Caldes de Montbui. Spain
2 IRTA Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, Aquatic Ecosystems. 43540 Sant Carles de la Ràpita, Spain.
3 IRTA Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology, Environmental Horticulture. 08140 Caldes de Montbui, Spain.
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