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Main Title Oxidant air pollution impact to the forests of eastern United States : a literature review /
Author Skelly, John M., ; Johnson, J. William
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Johnston, J. William.
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory.; Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory. Terrestrial Division.
Publisher Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA-600/3-79-045
Stock Number PB80-103500
OCLC Number 05749367
Subjects Photochemical smog--Northeastern States ; Oxidizing agents ; Forests and forestry--Northeastern States
Additional Subjects Photochemical smog--Northeastern States ; Oxidizing agents ; Forests and forestry--Northeastern States ; Air pollution ; Oxidizers ; Ecosystems ; United States ; Environmental impacts ; Field tests ; Ozone ; Photochemistry ; Sources ; Nitrogen oxides ; Plants(Botany) ; Sensitivity ; Organic nitrates ; Eastern Region(United States) ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Peroxyacetyl nitrate
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EHAM  TD884.3.S53 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
EJED  EPA 600/3-79-045 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
EKBD  EPA-600/3-79-045 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/18/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-79-045 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-3-79-045 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/10/1998
ESAD  EPA 600-3-79-045 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/22/2017
NTIS  PB80-103500 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 30 pages ; 28 cm.
This report presents a review of past studies that have attempted to delineate measurable and/or possible impacts of photochemical oxidants on the forests of Eastern United States. Sources of oxidant precursors and subsequent long distance transport phenomena are reviewed and documented. A brief historical treatment of eastern white pine responses to air pollutants is followed by an up-to-date evaluations of current air pollution measurements and associated impacts. Potential threats to eastern forest tree species are reviewed through a comparison of various fumigation studies in laboratory and field situations. The concept of hidden injury is discussed as being a possible major impact problem facing analysis of real losses. The authors present evidence that would suggest that many forest tree species indigenous to the Eastern United States may already be detrimentally impacted by previous high oxidant episodes. They further suggest that even more drastic and only long term reversible effects to the forest ecosystem will follow a trend of increasing oxidant air pollution in many major forested regions of this area of the United States.
"Terrestrial Systems Division, Corvallis Environmental Research Laboratory." "April 1979." "CC71142-J." Includes bibliographical references (pages 20-29).