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Atmospheric dry and wet nitrogen deposition on three contrasting land use types of an agricultural catchment in subtropical central China

Jianlin Shen, Yong Li, Xuejun Liu, Xiaosheng Luo, Hong Tang, Yangzhu Zhang, Jinshui Wu



Atmospheric emissions of reactive nitrogen (N) species are at high levels in China in recent years, but few studies have employed N deposition monitoring techniques that measure both dry and wet deposition for comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of N deposition on ecosystems. In this study, to quantify the total N deposition, both dry and wet N depositions were monitored using denuder/filter pack systems, passive samplers and wet-only samplers at three sites with different land use types (forest, paddy field and tea field) in a 135-km2 catchment in subtropical central China from September 2010 to August 2011. At the three sampling sites, the annual mean concentrations of total N (the sum..

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Awarded by National Basic Research Program of China

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was financially supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (2012CB417105), the 100-Talents Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (41101247, 41071151). We gratefully thank Mr. Runlin Xiao, Mr. Chengli Tong, Dr. Yuyuan Li, Ms Jieyun Liu, and Mr. Xinliang Liu of Institute of Subtropical Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Mr. Shulin Rao of Xiangfeng Tea Industry Co. Ltd. for their technical assistance. We also thank the two anonymous reviewers for their concrete suggestions towards improving the manuscript.