Modelling nitrogen fluxes at the landscape scale

M. R. Theobald* (Corresponding Author), U. Dragosits, C. J. Place, J. U. Smith, M. Sozanska, L. Brown, D. Scholefield, A. Del Prado, J. Webb, P. G. Whitehead, A. Angus, I. D. Hodge, D. Fowler, M. A. Sutton

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Abstract

The distribution and impacts of different nitrogen pollutants are inextricably linked. To understand the problem fully, the interactions between the different pollutants need to be taken into account. This is particularly important when it comes to abatement techniques, since measures to reduce emissions of one nitrogen pollutant can often lead to an increase in another. This project represents a step towards greater understanding of these issues by linking together new and existing nitrogen flux models into a larger framework. The modelling framework has been constructed and some of the nitrogen flows between fields, farms and the atmosphere have been modelled for a UK study area for typical farm management scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-142
Number of pages8
JournalWater, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004

Bibliographical note

Acknowledgements
The authors wish to thank the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) who
funded this project as part of the Global Nitrogen Enrichment (GANE) thematic
programme (award number NER/T/S/1999/00123) and Defra for their support for
the NH3 monitoring network (Project No.: AQ01006).

Keywords

  • Ammonia
  • Deposition
  • Dispersion
  • Emission
  • Integrated pollution control
  • Landscape-scale
  • Modelling
  • Nitrogen

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