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Modelling the spatial distribution of ammonia emissions in the UK

Hellsten, S.; Dragosits, U.; Place, C. J.; Vieno, M.; Dore, A. J.; Misselbrook, T. H.; Tang, Y. S.; Sutton, M.. 2008 Modelling the spatial distribution of ammonia emissions in the UK. Environmental Pollution, 154 (3). 370-379. 10.1016/j.envpol.2008.02.017

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Abstract/Summary

Ammonia emissions (NH3) are characterised by a high spatial variability at a local scale. When modelling the spatial distribution of NH3 emissions, it is important to provide robust emission estimates, since the model output is used to assess potential environmental impacts, e.g. exceedance of critical loads. The aim of this study was to provide a new, updated spatial NH3 emission inventory for the UK for the year 2000, based on an improved modelling approach and the use of updated input datasets. The AENEID model distributes NH3 emissions from a range of agricultural activities, such as grazing and housing of livestock, storage and spreading of manures, and fertilizer application, at a 1-km grid resolution over the most suitable landcover types. The results of the emission calculation for the year 2000 are analysed and the methodology is compared with a previous spatial emission inventory for 1996.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.envpol.2008.02.017
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry > BG01 Measuring and modelling trace gas, aerosol and carbon > BG01.1 UK nitrogen and sulphur compounds
CEH Sections: Billett
ISSN: 0269-7491
Additional Keywords: NH3, Inventory, Mapping, GIS, Spatial modelling
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
Date made live: 11 Aug 2008 15:25
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/3633

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