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title Ammonia agriculture emissions: From EMEP to a high resolution inventory
authors Moran, M; Ferreira, J; Martins, H; Monteiro, A; Borrego, C; Gonzalez, JA
author full name Moran, Marta; Ferreira, Joana; Martins, Helena; Monteiro, Alexandra; Borrego, Carlos; Gonzalez, Jose A.
title Ammonia agriculture emissions: From EMEP to a high resolution inventory
nationality nacional
language English
document type Article
author keywords Ammonia; Agriculture emissions; Air quality modelling; Emission factors; EMEP/CORINAIR
abstract Agriculture is the main source of atmospheric ammonia (NH3). Methodologies are needed to quantify national NH3 emissions. For European continental scale the EMEP emissions inventory with a 50 x 50 km(2) resolution is yearly available. However, current air quality models are often applied with higher spatial resolution, in order to obtain representative results, especially at urban and regional scales; therefore, a simple top-down approach based in the spatial interpolation of EMEP emissions is not sufficient. The aim of this work is the development and application of a mixed top-down and bottom-up methodology for high resolution emissions inventory for the agriculture sector, based on EMEP and other public data sources (E-PRTR inventory, statistical data, etc.) for Western Spain and Portugal. This new emission inventory was compared with EMEP and assessed using the WRF-CAMx air quality modelling system. Results highlighted the influence of the meteorology (high temperatures) and the magnitude of emissions on NH3 air quality concentrations. The higher resolution emissions lead to the highest maximum NH3 ground level concentrations, in specific locations. Copyright (C) 2016 Turkish National Committee for Air Pollution Research and Control. Production and hosting by Elsevier B. V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
author address [Moran, Marta; Gonzalez, Jose A.] Univ Santiago de Compostela, Dept Chem Engn, Santiago De Compostela 15782, Spain; [Ferreira, Joana; Martins, Helena; Monteiro, Alexandra; Borrego, Carlos] Univ Aveiro, Dept Environm & Planning, P-3810193 Aveiro, Portugal
reprint address Gonzalez, JA (reprint author), Univ Santiago de Compostela, Dept Chem Engn, Santiago De Compostela 15782, Spain.
e-mail address ja.souto@usc.es
funding agency and grant number Portuguese Agency for Environment and of FEDER through the COMPETE Programme; FCT e Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation e within project [PEst-C/MAR/LA0017/2013, PTDC/AAGMAA/4077/2012]; post doc grants [SFRH/BPD/100346/2014, SFRH/BPD/63796/2009, SFRH/BPD/6874/2009]
funding text We, the authors, hereby certify that we have NO affiliations with or involvement in any organisation or entity with any financial interest, or non-financial interest in the subject matter or materials discussed in this paper. The authors acknowledge the financial support of the Portuguese Agency for Environment and of FEDER through the COMPETE Programme and the national funds from FCT e Science and Technology Portuguese Foundation e within project PEst-C/MAR/LA0017/2013 for the MAPLIA Project (PTDC/AAGMAA/4077/2012), and the post doc grants of J. Ferreira (SFRH/BPD/100346/2014), A. Monteiro (SFRH/BPD/63796/2009) and H. Martins (SFRH/BPD/6874/2009).
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cited reference count 50
total times cited count (wos, bci, and cscd) 1
publisher city BUCA
issn 1309-1042
29-character source abbreviation ATMOS POLLUT RES
iso source abbreviation Atmos. Pollut. Res.
publication date SEP
year published 2016
volume 7
issue 5
beginning page 786
ending page 798
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1016/j.apr.2016.04.001
page count 13
web of science category Environmental Sciences
subject category Environmental Sciences & Ecology
document delivery number EN9ZD
unique article identifier WOS:000396357200006
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