Agroscope Climate Data Incorporated in the National Inventory


Long-term soil-carbon measurement series round out a detailed MétéoSuisse publication on the main climate-observation parameters in Switzerland.

Soil is considered to be an important carbon reservoir. This parameter has recently been incorporated in the national inventory of the main Swiss climate-observation measurement series. Together with experts from the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the FOEN, Agroscope specialists have compiled the different long-term soil-carbon measurement series for Switzerland and presented them in Chapter 3.12 (‘Soil Carbon’). The complete MétéoSuisse publication is available at the following link (in English only):


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Agricultural Management and Soil Carbon Dynamics

Agricultural activities affect soil carbon content, and hence the role of soils as CO2 sources or sinks. On the input side, this is primarily a result of crop rotation in the case of arable crops, and of land-use intensity in the case of grasslands.

Last modification 02.03.2018

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