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Volume 17, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8189–8210, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8189-2017
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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 8189–8210, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-8189-2017
© Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 05 Jul 2017

Research article | 05 Jul 2017

Observation- and model-based estimates of particulate dry nitrogen deposition to the oceans

Alex R. Baker et al.
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Man's activities have greatly increased the amount of nitrogen emitted into the atmosphere. Some of this nitrogen is transported to the world's oceans, where it may affect microscopic marine plants and cause ecological problems. The huge size of the oceans makes direct monitoring of nitrogen inputs impossible, so computer models must be used to assess this issue. We find that current models reproduce observed nitrogen deposition to the oceans reasonably well and recommend future improvements.
Man's activities have greatly increased the amount of nitrogen emitted into the atmosphere. Some...
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