Nitrate Leaching Hazards: A Look at the Potential Global Situation

Golubev GN (1980). Nitrate Leaching Hazards: A Look at the Potential Global Situation. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-089

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Abstract

The intensification of agricultural production is the principal way of increasing the food supply for mankind. The experience of developed countries demonstrates that the ever increasing amount of nitrogenous fertilizers applied may create serious problems with drinking water supply, because of its high nitrates content. The same problem can be expected in developing countries if the level of nitrogen loads reaches that of developed countries today. The present paper tries to assess the potential global picture with regard to nitrogen leaching in its dependence on climatic factors, which influence both directly and indirectly the processes of a local nitrogen cycle.

The Task "Environmental Problems of Agriculture" conducted most of its work at a field level. Methodologically, this is an attempt to use field level data to analyze the global situation.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2016 06:37
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1380

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