Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Research article
03 Feb 2016
Research article |  | 03 Feb 2016

High-resolution inventory of ammonia emissions from agricultural fertilizer in China from 1978 to 2008

P. Xu, Y. J. Liao, Y. H. Lin, C. X. Zhao, C. H. Yan, M. N. Cao, G. S. Wang, and S. J. Luan

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A 1 × 1 km gridded map on the county level was developed for 2008; a combined bottom-up and top-down method was used for the local correction of emission factors and parameters; the spatial and temporal patterns of historical time trends for 1978–2008 were estimated and the uncertainties were quantified for the inventories; and a sensitivity test was performed in which a province-level disaggregated map was compared with Chinese agricultural fertilizer NH3 emissions for 2008.
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