Articles | Volume 21, issue 20
Research article
22 Oct 2021
Research article |  | 22 Oct 2021

The impact of nitrogen and sulfur emissions from shipping on the exceedance of critical loads in the Baltic Sea region

Sara Jutterström, Filip Moldan, Jana Moldanová, Matthias Karl, Volker Matthias, and Maximilian Posch


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-306', Anonymous Referee #1, 24 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Review of manuscript acp-2021-306', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Jul 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-306 Authors response', S. Jutterström, 27 Aug 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by S. Jutterström on behalf of the Authors (27 Aug 2021)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (01 Sep 2021) by Andreas Petzold
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (09 Sep 2021)
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Andreas Petzold
AR by S. Jutterström on behalf of the Authors (22 Sep 2021)
Short summary
For the Baltic Sea countries, shipping emissions are an important source of air pollution. This study investigates the contribution of shipping emissions to the acidification and eutrophication of soils and freshwater within the airshed of the Baltic Sea in the years 2012 and 2040. The implementation of emission control areas and improving energy efficiency significantly reduces the negative impact on ecosystems expressed as a decrease in the exceedance of critical loads for sulfur and nitrogen.
Final-revised paper