Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Research article
26 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2022

Modelling changes in secondary inorganic aerosol formation and nitrogen deposition in Europe from 2005 to 2030

Jan Eiof Jonson, Hilde Fagerli, Thomas Scheuschner, and Svetlana Tsyro


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-342', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Oct 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Jan Eiof Jonson, 08 Dec 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-342', Anonymous Referee #1, 09 Nov 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Jan Eiof Jonson, 08 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Jan Eiof Jonson on behalf of the Authors (09 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (18 Dec 2021) by Maria Kanakidou
AR by Jan Eiof Jonson on behalf of the Authors (21 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Ammonia emissions are expected to decrease less than SOx and NOx emissions between 2005 and 2030. As the formation of PM2.5 particles from ammonia depends on the ratio between ammonia on one hand and sulfate (from SOx) and HNO3 (from NOx) on the other hand, the efficiency of particle formation from ammonia is decreasing. Depositions of reduced nitrogen are decreasing much less than oxidized nitrogen. The critical loads for nitrogen deposition will also be exceeded in much of Europe in 2030.
Final-revised paper