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Main Title Measurements of the chemical composition of western Washington rainwater, 1982-1983
Author Vong, R. J. ; Waggoner, A. P. ; Davis, P. R. ; Arp, R. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Vong, Richard Jay.
Waggoner, Alan P.
Davis, Phillip R.
Arp, Roy L.
CORP Author Washington Univ., Seattle. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Environmental Protection Agency, Seattle, WA. Region X.
Publisher The Region,
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-910-9-83-105
Stock Number PB84-104389
OCLC Number 12143877
Subjects Water--Composition--Washington (State) ; Water quality--Washington (State)--Measurement
Additional Subjects Water analysis ; Rain ; Air pollution ; Inorganic phosphates ; Cascade mountains ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Sampling ; Chemical analysis ; Washington(State) ; Copper ; Conductivity ; Environmental impacts ; Sites ; Rainfall ; Sulfates ; Inorganic nitrates ; Cadmium ; Zinc ; Lead(Metal) ; Arsenic ; Ammonium ; Chlorides ; Calcium ; Sodium ; Potassium ; Magnesium ; pH ; Acid rain ; Air pollution sampling ; Air pollution detection
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ESAD  EPA 910-9-83-105 3 copies Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/07/2016
NTIS  PB84-104389 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
Precipitation was sampled for one year, 2/82 until 2/83 at four sites west of the Cascade Mountains in the state of Washington. Wet samples of one week duration were analyzed for sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, chloride, calcium, sodium, potassium, magnesium, arsenic, lead, zinc, cadmium, copper and phosphate. Measurements were also made of pH, conductivity and rain volume. The precipitation was found to be acidified with the acidification more closely associated with sulfate than nitrate. The volume weighted conductivity of precipitation concentrations of arsenic, potassium, copper, zinc, and cadmium each averaged less than 6 micro-grams per liter but results showed poor reproducibility.
"July 29, 1983." "PB84-104389"