UV-stimulated nitrous oxide emissions, the ignored part in atmospheric warming (UVwarm)

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Recent research reveals that the harmful greenhouse gas nitrous
oxide (N2O) is produced photo-chemically by ultra-violet (UV)
radiation in terrestrial environments. This process has hitherto
remained unnoticed. We propose work to answer two compelling
questions in relation to this finding:
(1) What is the intensity of UV-induced N2O emissions from terrestrial settings in relation to natural UV irradiance, landscape features and N deposition
(2) What are the fundamental mechanisms and controls for UV-induced formation of N2O in relation to surface characteristics, UV spectra and environment
Effective start/end date01/07/201830/06/2021