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Main Title Acidic Episodes in Surface Waters in Europe.
Author Davies, T. D. ; Tranter, M. ; Wigington, P. J. ; Eshleman, K. N. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR. ;University of East Anglia, Norwich (England). School of Environmental Sciences. ;Southampton Univ. (England). Dept. of Oceanography. ;Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. Dept. of Environmental Sciences.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-92/178;
Stock Number PB92-188853
Additional Subjects Surface waters ; Europe ; Acidification ; Water pollution effects ; Water chemistry ; Snowmelt ; Acid rain ; Acid neutralizing capacity ; Hydrology ; pH ; Regional analysis ; Chemical composition ; Water flow ; Rainfall ; Runoff ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Air pollution ; Air water interactions ; Deposition ; Reprints ;
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NTIS  PB92-188853 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Pronounced and short-term changes in freshwater chemistry ('acidic episodes') can have a significant biological impact. More attention has been paid to chronic acidification, and there has been no previous attempt to produce a regional summary of occurrence of episodes in Europe, to describe their chemical characteristics, or to synthesize what is known of their controlling processes. These are the objectives of the review. The basic characteristics of episodes are explained, along with the problems of establishing an adequate description. Because of the relative paucity of other information on water composition, the review is based largely on measurements of short-term pH depressions, although other data are considered where available. Most of the studies reported here were conducted in Norway, Sweden, Scotland and Wales. (Copyright (c) 1992 - Elsevier Science Publishers B.V.)