Articles | Volume 20, issue 5
Research article
09 Mar 2023
Research article |  | 09 Mar 2023

Atmospheric deposition of reactive nitrogen to a deciduous forest in the southern Appalachian Mountains

John T. Walker, Xi Chen, Zhiyong Wu, Donna Schwede, Ryan Daly, Aleksandra Djurkovic, A. Christopher Oishi, Eric Edgerton, Jesse Bash, Jennifer Knoepp, Melissa Puchalski, John Iiames, and Chelcy F. Miniat


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2022-133', Anonymous Referee #1, 19 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Referee's comments on bg-2022-133', Chris Flechard, 11 Aug 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Oct 2022) by Ivonne Trebs
AR by John Walker on behalf of the Authors (29 Nov 2022)  Author's response 
EF by Polina Shvedko (01 Dec 2022)  Manuscript   Author's tracked changes 
ED: Publish as is (08 Dec 2022) by Ivonne Trebs
AR by John Walker on behalf of the Authors (17 Dec 2022)

Post-review adjustments

AA: Author's adjustment | EA: Editor approval
AA by John Walker on behalf of the Authors (06 Mar 2023)   Author's adjustment   Manuscript
EA: Adjustments approved (06 Mar 2023) by Ivonne Trebs
Short summary
Better estimates of atmospheric nitrogen (N) deposition are needed to accurately assess ecosystem risk and impacts from deposition of nutrients and acidity. Using measurements and modeling, we estimate total N deposition of 6.7 kg N ha−1 yr−1 at a forest site in the southern Appalachian Mountains, a region sensitive to atmospheric deposition. Reductions in deposition of reduced forms of N (ammonia and ammonium) will be needed to meet the lowest estimates of N critical loads for the region.
Final-revised paper