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Title: Wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen: 20 years measurement in Shenzhen City, China
Authors: Huang, Y. 
Lu, X. 
Chen, K.
Keywords: Flux
Shenzhen City
Wet atmospheric deposition
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Citation: Huang, Y., Lu, X., Chen, K. (2013-01). Wet atmospheric deposition of nitrogen: 20 years measurement in Shenzhen City, China. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185 (1) : 113-122. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We presented measurements of wet deposition of NH 4 + -N and NO 3 - -N from 1986 to 2006 in Shenzhen City, China. Over the past 20 years, NO 3 - -N concentration had significantly increased, but a reverse trend was found for NH 4 + -N. The main form of total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) was NH 4 + -N and the average NH 4 + -N/NO 3 - -N ratio was 1.57 in this area. The contribution of NO 3 - -N to TIN increased from 28-42% in the period of 1986-2000 to 50-63% during 2001-2006. The increased deposition flux of NO 3 - -N resulted in the increasing trend of TIN, although NH 4 + -N showed a decreasing trend over time. Average deposition flux of TIN during 1986-2006 was 13.24 kg/ha/year, with a minimum value of 6.03kg/ha/year in 1988 and a maximum value of 20.52 kg/ha/year in 1997. Wet deposition fluxes of N appeared to vary with season, 81% occurred in the warm season (from April to September). The wet deposition of TIN to the Shenzhen Reservoir reached 8,902 kg in 2006, which contributed 9.95% of the total nonpoint pollution to the reservoir and will be increased in the future. © 2012 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Source Title: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
ISSN: 01676369
DOI: 10.1007/s10661-012-2537-9
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