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Underestimating ammonia

Ammonia is a significant atmospheric pollutant whose global distribution is poorly understood. Satellite measurements highlight ammonia hotspots across the globe and indicate that current inventories may underestimate emissions in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Figure 1: Farm tractor pulling a tank of ammonia fertilizer.

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Myles, L. Underestimating ammonia. Nature Geosci 2, 461–462 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo565

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