Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 339–355, 2018

Special issue: Regional transport and transformation of air pollution in...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 339–355, 2018

Research article 12 Jan 2018

Research article | 12 Jan 2018

Agricultural ammonia emissions in China: reconciling bottom-up and top-down estimates

Lin Zhang et al.


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ED: Publish as is (01 Dec 2017) by Qiang Zhang

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Short summary
Substantial differences exist in current estimates of agricultural ammonia emissions in China, hindering understanding of their environmental consequences. This study applies both bottom-up and top-down methods to better quantify agricultural ammonia sources in China using observations from satellite and surface networks interpreted by a chemical transport model. Our estimate of annual Chinese anthropogenic ammonia emission is 11.7 tg (teragram) for 2008 with a strong seasonality peak in summer.
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