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Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland

Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland
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Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland

Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland
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Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland

Ammonia monitoring methods
Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland
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Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia in Ireland

Ammonia monitoring network

A National Network to Monitor Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia Concentration in Ireland

The principal objectives of this project is to set up and run a year-long national ambient atmospheric ammonia monitoring programme. The programme will assess ambient atmospheric ammonia concentrations in rural and urban environments, away from large point sources, informing the design of an optimum national network for future routine ammonia monitoring.

This monitoring network utilises a network of volunteer participants as sampling personel across Ireland and intends to contribute to the improvement of our knowledge of ambient atmospheric ammonia levels and their spatial and temporal variation within the country. The project builds on a previous national ammonia study (De Kluizenaar and Farrell, 2000). 

The project is funded through the Environmental Protection Agency's 2013 STRIVE programme, project reference Ammonia2—Baseline Ammonia Deposition Rates in Ireland 2012 CCRP-MS8.

The Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia Network

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.
T: +353 1 716 7777 | E: brian.doyle.2@ucdconnect.ie

The Ambient Atmospheric Ammonia Network is operated by Brian Doyle, UCD Soil Science, University College Dublin | The Principal Investigator on the project is Dr Thomas Cummins, thomas.cummins@ucd.ie UCD Soil Science, University College Dublin | Project Manager, Dr Cara Augustenborg, Impact Research Management, Bray | Collaborator, Dr Julian Aherne, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada | This project is funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (Project reference 1012-CCRP-MS.8).