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Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems

Donald F. Charles

Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems

Regional Case Studies

by Donald F. Charles

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


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ContributionsSusan Christie (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages744
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Open LibraryOL7449371M
ISBN 100387973168
ISBN 109780387973166

  Acidic precipitation can be caused by natural (volcanoes) and man-made activities, such as from cars and in the generation of electricity. The precursors, or chemical forerunners, of acid rain formation result from both natural sources, such as volcanoes and decaying vegetation, and man-made sources, primarily emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO 2) and nitrogen oxides (NO . He has published a book on the aquatic effects of acidic deposition and more than peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and technical reports describing the results of his research. Dr. Alan Herlihy is a senior research professor at Oregon State University in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. His current research projects.

Online Book: A Synthesis of Scientific Research at Hubbard Brook. composition and function of northern hardwood forests and linked aquatic ecosystems. This online book is designed as a concise but comprehensive synthesis of the HBES. Acidic deposition, which includes sulfuric and nitric acids and ammonium, has altered forest soils by. Acidic Deposition - Amounts and Trends at Hubbard Brook and to protect aquatic ecosystems from large fluctuations in pH. But acidic deposition may have significant effects on ecosystem processes. while presumably at the same time, releasing an equivalent amount of cations. The soils at HB are already acidic, so the acid rain is probably.

Assessment of Nitrogen and Acidic Deposition Impacts to Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecosystems of the Tug Hill Gregory McGeeGregory McGee1, Myron Mitchell, Myron Mitchell1, Michelle Peach, Michelle Peach2 1 SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, 2. Acid Deposition Impacts to Forest and Aquatic Ecosystems The atmosphere is a complex mixture of gases and other compounds and some are considered air pollutants because they can decrease visibility and have an adverse impact to people's .


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Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems by Donald F. Charles Download PDF EPUB FB2

Acidic deposition and its effect on aquatic ecosystems have become major scientific and public policy issues in the United States since the early s, and many diverse studies have been completed.

This book is the first comprehensive, integrated. The book amply illustrates the substantial diversity among geographical regions with respect to the nature of surface waters and the complexity of their response to acidic deposition.

This volume will be of great interest to researchers in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, and atmospheric by: The book amply illustrates the substantial diversity among geographical regions with respect to the nature of surface waters and the complexity of their response to acidic deposition.

This volume will be of great interest to researchers in limnology, aquatic ecology, environmental chemistry, hydrology, and atmospheric sciences. Effects of Acidic Deposition on Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems Surface water acidification. Acidic deposition degrades surface water quality by lowering pH (i.e., increasing acidity); decreasing acid-neutralizing capacity (ANC; the ability of a water to neutralize inputs of strong acids); and increasing dissolved inorganic aluminum.

Buffering lakes to decrease their susceptibility to acidification 3. Breeding acid-tolerant and metal-tolerant species 6 EFFECTS OF ACIDIC DEPOSITION ON AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS A. Reducing Acidic Emissions Irrespective of the program used in a particular region, at least part of the solution will have to include reducing acidic emissions (17,92).Cited by: 4.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations, maps ; 27 cm: Contents: Introduction: acidic deposition and aquatic ecosystems: regional case studies / Donald F.

Charles --Processes influencing the acid-base chemistry of surface waters ; Hydrochemical assessment methods for analyzing Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems book.

Get this from a library. Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems: Regional Case Studies. [Donald F Charles] -- Acidic deposition and its effect on aquatic ecosystems have become major scientific and public policy issues in the United States since the early s, and many diverse studies have been completed.

Publisher Summary. This chapter presents the classification and discusses the extent of air pollution problems. They are: acidic deposition, asbestos, carbon dioxide, indoor pollution, lead, long-range transport, nuclear accidents, non-ionizing radiation, risk assessment and management, stratospheric ozone, toxic substances, and visibility.

Acid deposition, commonly known as acid rain, occurs pH is a scale that measures how acidic or basic a chemical is and ranges from with 7 being neutral, below 7 acidic, and above 7 basic. In some coastal ecosystems deposition of nitric acid is a key contributor to poor water quality conditions.

@article{osti_, title = {Acid deposition and the acidification of soils and waters}, author = {Reuss, J.O. and Johnson, D.W.}, abstractNote = {One of the most pressing issues currently facing environmental scientists is the need to predict the effects of acid deposition on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems.

This book focuses on those systems in which acid deposition is. SU professor Charles T. Driscoll, noted authority on effects of acid and mercury deposition on forest and aquatic ecosystems, co-authors new book on acid rainDecem Tricia [email protected] Acid rain has changed the face of the Adirondack Mountains, created political tensions between the Northeast and the Midwest, and has served.

acidic deposition: sources and effects In sum, acidic deposition is a pervasive problem that has had a greater impact on soils, terrestrial vegetation, sur. Aquatic Effects of Acidic Deposition summarizes and synthesizes these major advancements, particularly those topics that are directly relevant to policy making.

It offers complete coverage of recent findings that have substantiated, deepened, modified, or in some cases, revolutionized scientific understanding in environmental research. What is acidification. Acidification is a broad term that refers to the process by which aquatic ecosystems become more acidic.

Acid rain and acid mine drainage are major sources of acidifying compounds, lowering the pH below the range where most living organisms function.

Some aquatic ecosystems can also be acidic due to natural causes, e.g., high levels of. Acidic deposition and its effects on aquatic ecosystems have been major scientific and public policy issues in the United States since the early s.

The high level of concern arises primarily from the potential for wide-scale and long-term changes in water chemistry and the resulting loss of aquatic biota, especially by: 3.

Acidic deposition occurs over most of the United States and the deposition patterns and theoretical vulnerabilities of aquatic ecosystems to chemical changes can be delineated, but few data exist on concomitant biological effects. Hypothetical direct effects are limited primarily to toxicity of various heavy metals mobilized at reduced pH.

It's estimated that more than 90% of the streams in this forest are acidic due to acid deposition. Also in the Northeastern U.S.

is Little Echo Pond, which has a pH of due to acid deposition. @article{osti_, title = {Effects of acid precipitation on terrestrial ecosystems}, author = {Hutchinson, T.C. and Havas, M.}, abstractNote = {Much confusion remains concerning the effects of acid precipitation on terrestrial ecosystems due in part to the complexity of the ecosystems involved and also to the fact that many of the regions receiving acidic rains and.

Effects of acidic deposition on forest and aquatic ecosystems in New York State Article in Environmental Pollution (3) February with Reads How we measure 'reads'. What is the effect of acid deposition on aquatic ecosystems. -Threatened when pH goes below 6 (below =all pop lost) -Release aluminium ions from the soil into water causing mucus production and asphyxiation of fish.

Freshwater becomes acidic when acid inputs surpass the quantity of bases produced in the reservoir through weathering of rocks, or by the reduction of acid anions, like sulfate and nitrate within the lake.

The main reason for freshwater acidification is atmospheric depositions and soil leaching of SO x and NO x. In an acid-sensitive ecosystem, which includes slow-weathering .Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance - CRC Press Book A practical book for professionals who rely on water quality data for decision making, this book is based on three decades experience of three highly published water and watershed resource professionals.Book chapter: Publication Subtype: Book Chapter: Title: Bedrock geologic control of sensitivity of aquatic ecosystems in the United States to acidic deposition: Year Published: Language: English: Publisher: University of Maine: Publisher location: Orono: Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Description [66 leaves.