European-scale modelling of groundwater denitrification and associated N2O production

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598240
Title:
European-scale modelling of groundwater denitrification and associated N2O production
Authors:
Keuskamp, J.A.; van Drecht, G.; Bouwman, A.F.
Abstract:
This paper presents a spatially explicit model for simulating the fate of nitrogen (N) in soil and groundwater and nitrous oxide (N 2O) production in groundwater with a 1 km resolution at the European scale. The results show large heterogeneity of nitrate outflow from groundwater to surface water and production of N 2O. This heterogeneity is the result of variability in agricultural and hydrological systems. Large parts of Europe have no groundwater aquifers and short travel times from soil to surface water. In these regions no groundwater denitrification and N 2O production is expected. Predicted N leaching (16% of the N inputs) and N 2O emissions (0.014% of N leaching) are much less than the IPCC default leaching rate and combined emission factor for groundwater and riparian zones, respectively. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Keuskamp JA, van Drecht G, Bouwman AF (2012) European-scale modelling of groundwater denitrification and associated N2O production. Environmental Pollution 165: 67–76. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.008.
Publisher:
Elsevier BV
Journal:
Environmental Pollution
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-017-12
Issue Date:
Jun-2012
DOI:
10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.008
PubMed ID:
22406843
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0269-7491
Sponsors:
The authors gratefully acknowledge funding by the European Commission DG Research, 6th Framework Programme under the NitroEurope Integrated Project (Contract No 017841; www.nitroeurope.eu). This publication was also supported by Award No KUK-C1-017-12, made available by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
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dc.contributor.authorKeuskamp, J.A.en
dc.contributor.authorvan Drecht, G.en
dc.contributor.authorBouwman, A.F.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:17:13Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:17:13Zen
dc.date.issued2012-06en
dc.identifier.citationKeuskamp JA, van Drecht G, Bouwman AF (2012) European-scale modelling of groundwater denitrification and associated N2O production. Environmental Pollution 165: 67–76. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.008.en
dc.identifier.issn0269-7491en
dc.identifier.pmid22406843en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.envpol.2012.02.008en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598240en
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents a spatially explicit model for simulating the fate of nitrogen (N) in soil and groundwater and nitrous oxide (N 2O) production in groundwater with a 1 km resolution at the European scale. The results show large heterogeneity of nitrate outflow from groundwater to surface water and production of N 2O. This heterogeneity is the result of variability in agricultural and hydrological systems. Large parts of Europe have no groundwater aquifers and short travel times from soil to surface water. In these regions no groundwater denitrification and N 2O production is expected. Predicted N leaching (16% of the N inputs) and N 2O emissions (0.014% of N leaching) are much less than the IPCC default leaching rate and combined emission factor for groundwater and riparian zones, respectively. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors gratefully acknowledge funding by the European Commission DG Research, 6th Framework Programme under the NitroEurope Integrated Project (Contract No 017841; www.nitroeurope.eu). This publication was also supported by Award No KUK-C1-017-12, made available by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.en
dc.publisherElsevier BVen
dc.subjectDenitrificationen
dc.subjectGroundwateren
dc.subjectLeachingen
dc.subjectModelen
dc.subjectNitrateen
dc.subjectNitrous oxideen
dc.titleEuropean-scale modelling of groundwater denitrification and associated N2O productionen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalEnvironmental Pollutionen
dc.contributor.institutionUtrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlandsen
dc.contributor.institutionNetherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Bilthoven, Netherlandsen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-017-12en

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