Estimates of inorganic nitrogen wet deposition from precipitation for the conterminous United States, 1955-84

Scientific Investigations Report 2014-5067
National Water-Quality Assessment Program
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water-Quality Assessment program requires nutrient input information for analysis of national and regional assessment of water quality. Historical data are needed to lengthen the data record for assessment of trends in water quality. This report provides estimates of inorganic nitrogen deposition from precipitation for the conterminous United States for 1955–56, 1961–65, and 1981–84. The estimates were derived from ammonium, nitrate, and inorganic nitrogen concentrations in atmospheric wet deposition and precipitation-depth data. This report documents the sources of these data and the methods that were used to estimate the inorganic nitrogen deposition. Tabular datasets, including the analytical results, precipitation depth, and calculated site-specific precipitation-weighted concentrations, and raster datasets of nitrogen from wet deposition are provided as appendixes in this report.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Estimates of inorganic nitrogen wet deposition from precipitation for the conterminous United States, 1955-84
Series title Scientific Investigations Report
Series number 2014-5067
DOI 10.3133/sir20145067
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) California Water Science Center
Description Report: viii, 18 p.; Appendixes 1-4
Time Range Start 1955-01-01
Time Range End 1984-12-31
Country United States
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y