Articles | Volume 15, issue 20
Research article
21 Oct 2015
Research article |  | 21 Oct 2015

Wet deposition of atmospheric inorganic nitrogen at five remote sites in the Tibetan Plateau

Y. W. Liu, Xu-Ri, Y. S. Wang, Y. P. Pan, and S. L. Piao

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We investigated inorganic N wet deposition at five sites in the Tibetan Plateau (TP). Combining in situ measurements in this and previous studies, the average wet deposition of NH4+-N, NO3--N, and inorganic N in the TP was estimated to be 1.06, 0.51, and 1.58 kg N ha−1 yr−1, respectively. Results suggest that earlier estimations based on chemical transport model simulations and/or limited field measurements likely overestimated substantially the regional inorganic N wet deposition in the TP.
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