||Occurrence of Acid Precipitation on the West Coast of the United States.
Powers, C. F. ;
Rambo, D. L. ;
||Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;Northrop Services, Inc., Corvallis, OR.
Air pollution ;
Puget Sound ;
Los Angeles Basin ;
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Compilation of published and unpublished data shows acid precipitation to be more widespread in the Pacific coastal states than is generally recognized. Although information is scattered and discontinuous, precipitation is definitely acidic in the Los Angeles Basin and north-central California and in the Puget Sound region in Washington. Acid rain occurrences have been observed in western and eastern Oregon, but data are inadequate for regional generalization. New stations currently being established in Washington and Oregon, largely in response to the recently renewed activity of Mount St. Helens, will greatly facilitate assessment of precipitation acidity in the Northwest. (Copyright (c) 1981 by D. Reidel Publishing Co.)