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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
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Dept. of Plant Pathology and Physiology.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
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 22263947
Subjects Plants--Effect of photochemical smog on ; Forest ecology--United States
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Oxidizers ; Forests ; 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
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA 600/3-79-045 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 04/30/1993
NTIS  PB80-103500 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vi, 29 pages
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.
"EPA-600/3-79-045." "PB80-103500." Microfiche. Springfield, Va. : U. S. Dept. of Commerce, National Technical Information Service, 1979. -- 1 sheet ; 11 x 15 cm Bibliography: p. 20-29