Articles | Volume 21, issue 17
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13051–13065, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13051-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 13051–13065, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-13051-2021

Research article 02 Sep 2021

Research article | 02 Sep 2021

Urban aerosol chemistry at a land–water transition site during summer – Part 1: Impact of agricultural and industrial ammonia emissions

Nicholas Balasus et al.

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Measurements of aerosol and gas composition were carried out at a land–water transition site near Baltimore, MD. Gas-phase ammonia concentrations were highly elevated compared to measurements at a nearby inland site. Our analysis reveals that NH2 was from both industrial and agricultural sources. This had a pronounced effect on aerosol chemical composition at the site, most notably contributing to episodic spikes of aerosol nitrate.
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