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Main Title Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions: Toward a Better Understanding of the Ecological Consequences of Fossil Fuel Combustion.
CORP Author National Research Council, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.;Forest Service, Washington, DC.;Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC.;National Park Service, Washington, DC.
Year Published 1981
Report Number ISBN-0-309-03196-6;
Stock Number PB82-182098
Additional Subjects Air pollution ; Combustion products ; Fossil fuels ; Nitrogen inorganic compounds ; Sulfur inorganic compounds ; Trace elements ; Sources ; Organic compounds ; Transport properties ; Accumulation ; Biological processes ; Biosphere ; Acid rain ; Ecosystems
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NTIS  PB82-182098 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 280p
Abstract
The Committee focused its attention on the following pollutants: sulfur and nitrogen compounds, trace metals, and organic substances. The Committee noted that understanding of patterns of emission, transport, deposition, and biological effects of these pollutants is incomplete, and they provided a preliminary guideline for the sorts of integrated research needed. After discussing biogenic emissions of the substances of concern and the magnitude and form of anthropogenic emissions, the Committee described in detail atmospheric transport and deposition processes and biological accumulation. A guide was developed to predicting consequences of continued or accelerated pollution, and a case history was given of effects of acid rain. The conclusion was reached that increased scientific effort is needed in two critical areas: long-term monitoring and forecasting of future effects of these pollutants, and ecotoxicology. The Committee recommended that U.S. agencies provide funding for the needed scientific effort and in particular for the establishment of graduate training programs in ecotoxicology.