A nitrogen footprint tool (NFT) for communities: A case study in Baltimore, Maryland US

Nitrogen footprint tools (NFTs) allow entities to determine the amount of reactive nitrogen lost to the environment as a result of the entities resource use. The community NFT model estimates these loses for census block groups within a given area and for this study Baltimore City, MD. The objectives of this study were to: 1) calculate and map the N footprint of Baltimore City, 2) present potential reduction scenarios to reduce this footprint, 3) determine the impact of income on N footprints in Baltimore City, and 4) provide a methodology for additional communities to calculate their N footprints.

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