Dr. Rong Wang (LSCE-UVSQ)


Our group (LSCE) have estimated the global budget of phosphorus (P) in the atmosphere by quantifying various sources of P with the uncertainties quantified. Using a new approach based upon the mass balance of P, the emissions of P from biomass and fossil fuel combustion were estimated, which were higher than all previous estimates due to inclusion of P emitted in all phases and particle sizes. As a result, a near closure of the P budget was achieved in the atmosphere.