Social-ecological approach to managing agricultural ammonia emissions and nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park, A
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Atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition is harmful to nutrient-limited mountain ecosystems. Annual wet deposition of total inorganic N in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is dominated by ammonium, which primarily comes from agricultural sources. The most wet N deposition events between 1980 and 2015 occurred during summer months. The confluence of summertime mountain meteorology and the location of pollution sources are a perfect combination that leads to high values of wet N deposition in RMNP. In Chapter 2, we tested the importance of convection as a N transport mechanism in addition to large-scale ...