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  • Ammonia levels four times higher in Europe’s farming regions, according to new study

    Ammonia levels four times higher in Europe’s farming regions, according to new study

    Ammonia levels in Europe’s farming regions are found to be four times higher than in other areas, according to a recent study by Xiansheng Liu, part of the European RI-URBANS project. Especially in the Netherlands, one of the leading global agricultural powerhouses, better monitoring will benefit policymaking. The dense nationwide network of measuring points in the Ruisdael…

  • MAQ observations live

    MAQ observations live

    The Meteorology and Air Quality group of Wageningen University & Research runs three sites, where meteorological and air quality measurements are carried out. The three sites are carefully chosen to represent the most frequent land cover types in the Netherlands: Veenkampen has grassland on peat, Loobos has pine forest and Amsterdam as urban conglomeration. In…

  • Ruisdael Observatory maps atmosphere of the Netherlands

    Ruisdael Observatory maps atmosphere of the Netherlands

    What was just a dream five years ago is now starting to become reality. Thanks to hundreds of sensors and several measurement towers, the Ruisdael Observatory continuously provides a clear picture of the atmosphere above the Netherlands. The oldest measurement tower in Cabauw has been in place for 50 years. What started with a single…

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