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Deposition of major inorganic compounds in Norway 2012-2016.

Aas, W.; Hjellbrekke, A.-G.; Fagerli, H.; Benedictov, A.

Publication details

Series: NILU report 41/2017

Publisher: NILU

Year: 2017

File: NILU report 41/2017 (pdf)

Summary: This report contains estimates of atmospheric deposition of major inorganic compounds in Norway for the period 2012 to 2016 using two different methods, one observational based method while the other combining atmospheric transport model with observations. Both methods show similar clear spatial gradient in the atmospheric deposition with highest loads in south and south-west. The combined method has improved the spatial information of the deposition pattern for wet deposition. For dry deposition, there are quite large uncertainties in the estimated dry deposition velocities in both methods. Compared to the previous period 2007-2011, there is a decrease in the total sulfur deposition in Norway of 9%. For total nitrogen there are minor changes. Compared to the 1978-1982 period, the reductions in sulfur and nitrogen depositions are 75% and 20% respectively.