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Main Title Regional Chemical Characteristics of Lakes in North America. Part 2: Eastern United States.
Author Linthurst, R. A. ; Landers, D. H. ; Eilers, J. M. ; Kellar, P. E. ; Brakke, D. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;State Univ. of New York Coll. at Oswego. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR. ;Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC. ;Western Washington Univ., Bellingham. Inst. for Watershed Studies.
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/J-86/465;
Stock Number PB88-222542
Additional Subjects Acidification ; Inorganic sulfates ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Lakes ; Sampling ; Acidity ; Sulfuric acid ; Anions ; Concentration(Composition) ; Chemical analysis ; pH ; Chromatographic analysis ; Dissolved organic matter ; Carbon ; Neutralizing ; Populations ; Tables(Data) ; Graphs(Charts) ; Reprints ; Eastern Region(United States)
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NTIS  PB88-222542 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17p
The objective of the paper is to explore the chemical relationships among lakes receiving sulfate loading from atmospheric deposition in the eastern United States, using a uniformly generated data base that was subjected to rigorous quality assurance protocols. Specifically, the questions posed here are: (1) Do pH and concentrations of Acid Neutralizing Capacity (ANC), sulfate and organic anion in lakes show patterns that can be distinguished regionally. (2) Are sulfate concentrations in lakes inversely related to ANC concentration. (3) are increased organic anion concentrations directly related to ANC concentrations. These are addressed with the assumption that atmospheric deposition of strong acids, principally sulfuric acid, can produce acidic lakes. Of interest in the authors analysis is to determine that patterns are regional in nature, what relationships are not valid on a regional scale, and to define the specific sub populations of lakes where acidic deposition effects are observed. (Copyright (c) 1986 D. Reidel Publishing Company.)