Study finds “hotspots” of airborne ammonia over world’s major agricultural areas
Joint Press Release, Washington, DC—The first global, interdecadal satellite study of airborne ammonia gas has revealed “hotspots” of the pollutant over four of the world’s most productive agricultural regions. Using data from NASA’s Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) satellite instrument, the research team discovered steadily increasing ammonia concentrations from 2002 to 2016 over agricultural centers in the United States, Europe, China and India. Increased atmospheric ammonia is linked to poor air and water quality…more
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Increased atmospheric ammonia over the world's major agricultural areas detected from space
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Eos.org: Earth & Space Science News
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