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https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-135-2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-18-135-2021
Research article
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08 Jan 2021
Research article |  | 08 Jan 2021

A climate-dependent global model of ammonia emissions from chicken farming

Jize Jiang, David S. Stevenson, Aimable Uwizeye, Giuseppe Tempio, and Mark A. Sutton

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Ammonia is a key water and air pollutant and impacts human health and climate change. Ammonia emissions mainly originate from agriculture. We find that chicken agriculture contributes to large ammonia emissions, especially in hot and wet regions. These emissions can be greatly affected by the local environment, i.e. temperature and humidity, and also by human management. We develop a model that suggests ammonia emissions from chicken farming are likely to increase under a warming climate.
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