Nitrogen Loss in a Non-desert System
July 28, 2010
Nitrogen loss in a non-desert system happens primarily through biological processes and water leaching. In a desert, in the summer, however, the soil layer heats up so much that microorganisms are not active enough to release nitrogen. Neither is there enough water to cause significant leaching. Researchers have found that the heat itself causes large reactive nitrogen species evaporation.
Topics: Environment, Nitrogen, Dielectrics, Chemical elements, Nitrogen oxide, Eutrophication, Microorganism, Soil, Desert, Microbiology, Oxygen