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DOI 10.1038/s41597-022-01693-9
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Long-term annual soil nitrogen surplus across Europe (1850–2019)
Author Batool, M. ORCID logo ; Sarrazin, F.J.; Attinger, S.; Basu, N.B.; Van Meter, K.; Kumar, R.
Journal Scientific Data
Year 2022
Department CHS
Volume 9
Page From art. 612
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Abstract Worldwide surface waters suffer from the presence of nitrogen (N) compounds causing eutrophication and deterioration of the water quality. Despite many Europe-wide legislation’s, we still observe high N levels across many water bodies in Europe. Information on long-term annual soil N surplus is needed to better understand these N levels and inform future management strategies. Here, we reconstructed and analysed the annual long-term N surplus for both agricultural and non-agricultural soils across Europe at a 5 arcmin (≈10 km at the equator) spatial resolution for more than a century (1850–2019). The dataset consists of 16 N surplus estimates that account for the uncertainties resulting from input data sources and methodological choices in major components of the N surplus. We documented the consistency and plausibility of our estimates by comparing them with previous studies and discussed about possible avenues for further improvements. Importantly, our dataset offers the flexibility of aggregating the N surplus at any spatial scale of relevance to support water and land management strategies.
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Batool, M., Sarrazin, F.J., Attinger, S., Basu, N.B., Van Meter, K., Kumar, R. (2022):
Long-term annual soil nitrogen surplus across Europe (1850–2019)
Sci. Data 9 , art. 612