On Interpreting Eddy Covariance In Small Area Agricultural Situations With Contrasting Site Management.
Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Environmental and Soil Sciences
Bruce Hicks, James Zahn, John Goddard, Dayton Lambert, Tom Sauer
This dissertation examined the carbon sequestration potential of a low C:N soil amendment and its incorporation into the soil over a rolling agricultural field. A segmented planar fit was developed to assess and correct the systematic errors the topography introduces on the carbon dioxide fluxes. The carbon dioxide fluxes were then be partitioned into gross primary productivity and soil respiration to understand the influence of the contrasting management practices, using flux variance partitioning. Concomitant with the partitioning, high resolution temporal and spatial scale remote sensing images were interpolated and standardized to conduct hypothesis testing for treatment effects.
Oetting, Joel, "On Interpreting Eddy Covariance In Small Area Agricultural Situations With Contrasting Site Management.. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2022.