Nitrous oxide emissions and climate change

Six years of atmospheric sampling in the US Corn Belt revealed that concentrations of nitrous oxide--a greenhouse gas with a global warming potential 300 times that of carbon dioxide--vary considerably year to year, likely the result of temperature and precipitation perturbations; atmospheric modeling indicates that regional nitrous oxide emissions are likely to increase with a warmer and wetter climate, posing a challenge to meeting the climate change mitigation goals outlined at the Paris 2015 Climate Conference, according to a study.

Article #17-04552: "Nitrous oxide emissions are enhanced in a warmer and wetter world," by Timothy J. Griffis et al.