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Updating the inventory of ammonia emissions from UK agriculture for the years 2000 and 2001 - AM0113

Description
The ammonia emission inventory for UK agriculture, compiled at the end of MAFF Project OC9117 and subsequently updated under MAFF Projects WA0630 and AM0108 will be updated for the years 2000 and 2001. Changes in animal numbers, fertiliser use, management practices and new emission factors arising from current work will be incorporated and the Excel spreadsheet modified accordingly. An inventory estimate based on the CORINAIR/MARACCAS approach, as being developed in the NARSES model (AM0101), will be reported alongside that compiled under this project for comparison purposes.
An accurate, up to date ammonia emission inventory is required by DEFRA to support environmental policy and to strengthen the UK position in negotiating international protocols to limit emission of N species to the atmosphere.
Objective
1. Revise and update the inventory of ammonia emissions from UK agriculture for the year 2000.
2. Revise and update the inventory of ammonia emissions from UK agriculture for the year 2001.
3. Compare inventory estimates with those generated using the MARACCAS/CORINAIR approach under NARSES (AM0101)
4. Place summaries of the updated inventories on the IGER web-site.
5. Convert the current inventory structure to the common reporting format.
6. Produce an annual time series for ammonia emission from UK agriculture backdated from the current year to 1990.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Updating the inventory of ammonia emissions from UK agriculture for the years 2000 and 2001   (163k)
• Final Report - Annex : Updating the inventory of ammonia emissions from UK agriculture for the years 2000 and 2001   (704k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2001

To: 2003

Cost: £40,815
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Keywords
Air Pollution              
Ammonia              
Environmental Protection              
Pollution              
Sustainable Production              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Agriculture