Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1883–1904, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1883-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1883–1904, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1883-2022

Research article 09 Feb 2022

Research article | 09 Feb 2022

Evaluation of interactive and prescribed agricultural ammonia emissions for simulating atmospheric composition in CAM-chem

Julius Vira et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on acp-2021-538', Anonymous Referee #2, 02 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on acp-2021-538', Anonymous Referee #1, 07 Oct 2021
  • AC1: 'Response to referees #1 and #2', Julius Vira, 10 Dec 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Julius Vira on behalf of the Authors (10 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Jan 2022) by Maria Kanakidou
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Short summary
Ammonia is one of the main components of nitrogen deposition. Here we use a new model to assess the ammonia emissions from agriculture, the largest anthropogenic source of ammonia. The model results are consistent with earlier estimates over industrialized regions in agreement with observations. However, the model predicts much higher emissions over sub-Saharan Africa compared to earlier estimates. Available observations from surface stations and satellites support these higher emissions.
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