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Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems

Regional Case Studies

Editors: Charles, Donald F., Christie, Susan (Eds.)

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Acidic deposition and its effect on aquatic ecosystems have become major scientific and public policy issues in the United States since the early 1970s, and many diverse studies have been completed. This book is the first comprehensive, integrated synthesis of available information on current and potential effects of acidic precipitation on lakes and streams in geographic regions with a high number of low-alkalinity surface water from the Adirondacks and the Southern Blue Ridge to the Upper Midwest to the Rocky Mountains, the Sierra Nevada, and the Cascades. Written by leading authors, the book examines the current status of water chemistry and characterizes the processes controlling water chemistry on a regional basis by using and comparing high-quality data sets. Methods for the assessment of long-term changes in water chemistry and their effects in fish and other biota are also presented. 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. It will also serve as an important reference for environmental managers and policy makers.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Introduction—Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems: Regional Case Studies

    Charles, Donald F.

    Pages 3-7

  • Processes Influencing the Acid-Base Chemistry of Surface Waters

    Munson, Ronald K. (et al.)

    Pages 9-34

  • Hydrochemical Assessment Methods for Analyzing the Effects of Acidic Deposition on Surface Waters

    Munson, Ronald K. (et al.)

    Pages 35-63

  • Historical Trends in Atmospheric Sulfur Deposition and Methods for Assessing Long-Term Trends in Surface Water Chemistry

    Husar, Rudolf B. (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

  • Effects of Acidification on Biological Communities in Aquatic Ecosystems

    Baker, Joan P. (et al.)

    Pages 83-106

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Softcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acidic Deposition and Aquatic Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Regional Case Studies
Editors
  • Susan Christie
  • Donald F. Charles
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-9038-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-9038-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-9040-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 744
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