ARL News

A Study of Nitrogen Deposition Affecting the Chesapeake Bay


May 30, 2001

A new measurement location has been added to the AIRMoN-wet array, at Trap Pond in Delaware. The focus of the study is on the fate of ammonia emissions from chicken farms that are endemic throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. The studies are concentrating on a number of watersheds that drain into the eastern Chesapeake Bay, where outbreaks of Pfiesteria piscicida occurred several years ago. Upwind of the watersheds, ARL monitors wet deposition at a site on Smith Island. Trap Pond is downwind. A team of collaborators has been assembled, principally from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and the University of Delaware. Two ARL Divisions are collaborating in this study – Oak Ridge and Silver Spring.

Contact information: Richard S Artz
Phone: (301) 713-0295