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Modelling the spatial distribution of ammonia emissions in the UK

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  • S. Hellsten
  • U. Dragosits
  • C. J. Place
  • M. Vieno
  • A. J. Dore
  • T. H. Misselbrook
  • Y. S. Tang
  • M. A. Sutton

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)370-379
Number of pages10
JournalEnvironmental Pollution
Volume154
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
EventConference on Reduced Nitrogen in Ecology and the Environment - Obergurgl, Austria
Duration: 14 Oct 200618 Oct 2006

Abstract

Ammonia emissions (NH(3)) are characterised by a high spatial variability at a local scale. When modelling the spatial distribution of NH(3) emissions, it is important to provide robust emission estimates, since the model output is used to assess potential environmental impacts, e.g. exceedance of critical loads. The aim of this study was to provide a new, updated spatial NH(3) emission inventory for the UK for the year 2000, based on an improved modelling approach and the use of updated input datasets. The AENEID model distributes NH(3) emissions from a range of agricultural activities, such as grazing and housing of livestock, storage and spreading of manures, and fertilizer application, at a 1-km grid resolution over the most suitable landcover types. The results of the emission calculation for the year 2000 are analysed and the methodology is compared with a previous spatial emission inventory for 1996. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

    Research areas

  • NH(3), inventory, mapping, GIS, spatial modelling, ATMOSPHERIC AMMONIA, TRANSPORT MODEL, ANIMAL MANURES, DEPOSITION, VARIABILITY, DISPERSION, INVENTORY, ENGLAND, WALES, NH3

Event

Conference on Reduced Nitrogen in Ecology and the Environment

14/10/0618/10/06

Austria

Event: Conference

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