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Main Title Acid Precipitation and Its Effects on Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems.
Author Cowling, E. B. ;
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. School of Forest Resources.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-R-806912; EPA/600/D-86/166;
Stock Number PB86-231883
Additional Subjects Acidification ; Ecology ; Water pollution ; Lakes ; Vegetation ; Soils ; Surface waters ; Fossil fuels ; Concentration(Composition) ; Aquatic animals ; Sources ; Reprints ; Acid precipitation ; Air pollution effects(Plants) ; Air pollution effects(Animals)
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NTIS  PB86-231883 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/21/1988
Collation 18p
Abstract
Man-induced change in the chemical climate of the earth has increased. Recent research has demonstrated that atmospheric deposition contains both beneficial nutrients and injurious substances; plants, animals, and ecosystems vary greatly in susceptibility; injury is most likely when rapid changes in the chemical climate coincide with the presence of a vulnerable life form; increasing acidity of precipitation has caused extinction of fish and other changes in species composition, simulated acid rain has caused leaching of nutrients from soil and both direct and indirect injury to terrestrial vegetation. Results show why a National Atmospheric Deposition Program is currently being developed to determine spacial and temporal trends.