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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Acid Deposition: Processes of Lake Acidification.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1984
Stock Number PB84-216175
Additional Subjects Acidity ; Precipitation(Meteorology) ; Water pollution ; Lakes ; Acidification ; Sulfur ; Inorganic sulfates ; Cations ; Monitoring ; Project planning ; Soils ; Acid precipitation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-216175 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 20p
A general acidification hypothesis was described as a sequential process in three steps: (1) Sulfur deposition increases; (2) Sulfate concentrations in streams and lakes increase; (3) concentrations of protolytic and nonprotolytic cations increase. The increases in protolytic cations cause decreases in stream and lake alkalinity. The Panel discussed eight questions posed by EPA. Some of those were: Have lakes and streams become more acidic over the last 15 years. To what extent have lakes and streams been acidified by acid deposition as opposed to other factors. What processes control surface water acidity. Are monitoring programs appropriate and warranted for detecting changes that might take place.