Acid Deposition: Environmental, Economic, and Policy Issues

Editors: Adams, Donald (Ed.)

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Concern about acid deposition, commonly referred to as acid rain, as a widespread pollution problem with severe ecological consequences has heightened public awareness. Many authorities fear that acid deposition may be the worst environmental crisis of our industrialized society because of both the global implications and possible widespread, irreversible damage to lakes, soils, and forested ecosystems. Neither state nor international boundaries are exempt from the transport and deposition of airborne pollutants resulting from local and distant emission sources. The dilemma and debate will continue as long as society requires fossil fuels for its energy needs without regard to emission constraints. This book started as a modest attempt to provide a status report on atmospheric transport, the chemical processes which produce acidifying agents, and resultant ecological and economic consequences. The materials in this book have been substantially revised from those presented at the conference in 1983. It became obvious that additional chapters were required when sudden and profound changes occurring in European forests were reported. It is felt that perhaps such damages could be an early warning to forested ecosystems in the northeastern United States and Canada as well as other places throughout the world. Most importantly, it is essential that gained scientific knowledge be translated into required legislation - a section on Policy Issues was incorporated to address these concerns. It is hoped that the reader will become informed and concerned enough to be involved in ll this IIglobal debate. Donald D. Adams Halter P.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Acid Deposition: A National Problem

    Hendrey, George R.

    Pages 1-15

  • Atmospheric Acidification Chemistry: A Review

    Durham, Jack L. (et al.)

    Pages 17-30

  • SO2 Oxidation in Summertime Cloud Water at Whiteface Mountain

    McLaren, Scott E. (et al.)

    Pages 31-48

  • Snow as an Indicator of Atmospheric Fluoride Contamination

    Ouellet, Marcel (et al.)

    Pages 49-58

  • Methods for Diagnosing the Sources of Acid Deposition

    Samson, Perry J.

    Pages 59-74

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acid Deposition: Environmental, Economic, and Policy Issues
Editors
  • Donald Adams
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-8350-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-8350-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4615-8352-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 560
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