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dc.contributor.authorWebb, Nicholas P
dc.contributor.authorStrong, Craig L
dc.contributor.authorChappell, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorMarx, Samuel K
dc.contributor.authorMcTainsh, Grant H
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:13:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:13:44Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-06-16T04:41:10Z
dc.identifier.issn0197-9337
dc.identifier.doi10.1002/esp.3404
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/60280
dc.description.abstractSoil erosion is an important component of the global carbon cycle. However, little attention has been given to the role of aeolian processes in influencing soil organic carbon (SOC) flux and the release of greenhouse gasses, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), to the atmosphere. Understanding the magnitude and mechanisms of SOC enrichment in dust emissions is necessary to evaluate the impact of wind erosion on the carbon cycle. This research examines the SOC content and enrichment of dust emissions measured using Big Spring Number Eight (BSNE) wind-vane samplers across five land types in the rangelands of western Queensland, Australia. Our results show that sandy soils and finer particulate quartz-rich soils are more efficient at SOC emission and have larger SOC dust enrichment than clay-rich aggregated soils. The SOC enrichment ratios of dusts originating from sites with sand-rich soil ranged from 2籭41繬 while the mean enrichment ratio for dusts originating from the clay soil was 2籮 We hypothesize that stronger inter-particle bonds and the low grain density of the aggregated clay soil explain its reduced capacity to release SOC during saltation, relative to the particulate sandy soils. We also show that size-selective sorting of SOC during transport may lead to further enrichment of SOC dust emissions. Two dust samples from regional transport events were found to contain 15-20% SOC. These preliminary results provide impetus for additional research into dust SOC enrichment processes to elucidate the impact of wind erosion on SOC flux and reduce uncertainty about the role of soil erosion in the global carbon cycle.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherJohn Wiley
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1662
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1671
dc.relation.ispartofissue14
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEarth Surface Processes and Landforms
dc.relation.ispartofvolume38
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBiological Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchGeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPhysical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode069999
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0403
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode0406
dc.titleSoil organic carbon enrichment of dust emissions: magnitude, mechanisms and its implications for the carbon cycle
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorMcTainsh, Grant H.
gro.griffith.authorStrong, Craig
gro.griffith.authorWebb, Nicholas P.


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