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Modelled atmospheric contribution to nitrogen eutrophication in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea

Modelled atmospheric contribution to nitrogen eutrophication in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea

Djambazov, G. ORCID: 0000-0001-8812-1269 and Pericleous, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-7426-9999 (2014) Modelled atmospheric contribution to nitrogen eutrophication in the English Channel and the Southern North Sea. Atmospheric Environment, 102. pp. 191-199. ISSN 1352-2310 (doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.11.071)

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Abstract

Eutrophication of the coastal waters results in algal blooms which may be harmful to the marine ecosystem and coastal economy. The main sources of nutrients are the rivers but an unquantified amount of nitrogen is also transported from ground sources via the atmosphere and deposited to the sea directly by rain and turbulent diffusion. A Lagrangian Particle Dispersion (LPD) model based on the open source code FLEXPART (http://flexpart.eu) is described that quantifies the dissolved nitrogen coming from the air in the English Channel and Southern North Sea (the ‘2Seas’ geographical region). The model uses meteorological records, emissions data and LPD computations to simulate the motion and deposition of nitrogen compounds. The emission sources contributing to the deposition are individually identified, and calculated concentrations are compared with ground measurements in selected locations. The highest calculated atmospheric depositions to the sea in the considered region are found to be along the Belgium–Netherlands coast.

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Additional Information: © 2015. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ NOTICE: [1] Attached is the Author's Accepted Manuscript version, uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. Please note: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as editing, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. [2] Acknowledgements (funding): This work forms part of the project ISECA, Part-financed by ERDF (contract number 07-027-FR) through the Interreg IV A 2-Seas Programme “Investing in your Future”.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric transport; Pollutants; Eutrophication; Lagrangian particle dispersion
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis (CNMPA) > Computational Science & Engineering Group (CSEG)
Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities > Department of Mathematical Sciences
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 11:26
Selected for GREAT 2016: GREAT b
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12701

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