Articles | Volume 19, issue 1
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 379–405, 2019
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 379–405, 2019

Research article 11 Jan 2019

Research article | 11 Jan 2019

An evaluation of European nitrogen and sulfur wet deposition and their trends estimated by six chemistry transport models for the period 1990–2010

Mark R. Theobald et al.


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Short summary
Model estimates of the mean European wet deposition of nitrogen and sulfur for 1990 to 2010 were within 40 % of the observed values. As a result of systematic biases, the models were better at estimating relative trends for the periods 1990–2000 and 2000–2010 than the absolute trends. Although the predominantly decreasing trends were mostly due to emission reductions, they were partially offset by other factors (e.g. changes in precipitation) during the first period, but not the second.
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