Articles | Volume 18, issue 15
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10931–10954, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10931-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10931–10954, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-10931-2018

Research article 06 Aug 2018

Research article | 06 Aug 2018

Spatial–temporal patterns of inorganic nitrogen air concentrations and deposition in eastern China

Wen Xu et al.

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Our main results demonstrate that atmospheric Nr pollution in eastern China is more serious in the northern region than in the southern region. Any effects of current emission controls are not yet apparent in Nr pollution. NH3 emissions from fertilizer use were the largest contributor (36 %) to total inorganic Nr deposition. Our results provide useful information for policy-makers that mitigation of NH3 emissions should be a priority to tackle serious N deposition.
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