Data supporting the manuscript "A dynamical process-based model AMmonia–CLIMate (AMCLIM) for quantifying global agricultural ammonia emissions – Part 1: Land module for simulating emissions from synthetic fertilizer use"



Ammonia (NH3) emissions mainly originate from agricultural practices and can have multiple adverse impacts on the environment. With the substantial increase of synthetic fertilizer use over the past decades, volatilization of NH3 has become a major loss of N applied to land. Since NH3 can be strongly influenced by both environmental conditions and local management practices, a better estimate of NH3 emissions from fertilizer use requires improved understanding of the relevant processes. This study describes a new process-based model, AMmonia–CLIMate (AMCLIM), for quantifying agricultural NH3 emissions. More specifically, the present paper focuses on the development of a module (AMCLIM–Land) that is used for simulating NH3 emissions from synthetic fertilizer use. (Other modules, together termed as AMCLIM-Livestock, simulate NH3 emissions from agricultural livestock, are described in Part 2). AMCLIM–Land dynamically models the evolution of N species in soils by incorporating the effects of both environmental factors and management practices to determine the NH3 emissions released from the land to the atmosphere. Based on simulations for 2010, NH3 emissions resulting from the synthetic fertilizer use are estimated at 15.0 Tg N yr-1, accounting for around 17 % of applied fertilizer N.

This dataset contains netCDF (.nc) files of ammonia emissions from global synthetic fertilizer use, simulated by the AMmonia-CLIMate (AMCLIM) model.
Date made available29 Sept 2024
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage1 Jan 2010 - 31 Dec 2010
Geographical coverageGlobal coverage

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