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Combined Ammonia and Shipping Emissions Favour Particulate Matter Formation Notably in Coastal Regions

Ammonia, mainly emitted in agriculture, increases the formation of certain particulate matter in the air, thus facilitating pollution in the coastal regions. Particle formation is especially efficient in combination with shipping emissions. One of the main sources of ammonia emissions is animal husbandry. Anna M. Backes and her colleagues in the Department of Chemistry Transport Modelling within the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) have demonstrated in a model study that, by halving ammonia emissions, the notable concentration of particulate matter in parts of Europe is reduced by one quarter in winter. more

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Launch of New Ocean Observation Satellite Sentinel-3

A fresh view from above: The new observation satellite Sentinel-3. Scientists from the Department of Remote Sensing within the Institute of Coastal Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) have made considerable contributions to its development. more

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Web-Atlas IMPACT2C

Interactive web-atlas shows the impacts of a 2°C global warming on various European sectors and some key vulnerable regions outside Europe more