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Soil Inorganic Carbon Research Progress in China

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DOI: 10.23977/LSUH.2018.11004 | Downloads: 38 | Views: 4068


Xiong Yufei 1,2


1 Shaanxi Provincial Land and Engineering Construction Group Co., Ltd. Xi'an 710075, China; Key Laboratory of Degraded and Unused Land Consolidation Engineering, the Ministry of Land and Resources of China, Xi'an 710075, China
2 Institute of Land Engineering and Technology, Shaanxi Provincial Land Engineering Construction Group Co., Ltd. Xi'an 710075, China; Shaanxi Provincial Land Consolidation Engineering Technology Research Center. Xi'an 710075, China

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Xiong Yufei


Inorganic carbon comprises approximately a third of the total C pool in soils worldwide, largely in the form of pedogenic calcite. Most of the SIC pool is located in arid and semi-arid regions of the world and accumulates as subsurface concentrations of carbonate minerals, predominantly calcite (CaCO3), as the result of minimal leaching through the soil column. The content of SIC is affected by many reasons, climate and land use types are the two major factors. Moreover, human activities play more and more important role in carbon cycle. Understanding the processes governing the storage and flux of this inorganic C pool is crucial to the development of accurate regional and global C budgets.


Global change, soil carbon pool,soil inorganic carbon, carbon recycle.


Yufei, X., Soil Inorganic Carbon Research Progress in China. Landscape and Urban Horticulture (2018) Vol. 1: 24-28.


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