Acid Rain and Nitrogen Deposition

Authored by: George F. Vance

Encyclopedia of Natural Resources

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9781439852583
eBook ISBN: 9781351043847
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-ENRA-120001785

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Abstract

One of the more highly publicized and controversial aspects of atmospheric pollution is that of acidic deposition. Although air pollution has occurred naturally since the formation of the Earth\x92s atmosphere, the industrial era has resulted in human activities greatly contributing to global atmospheric pollution. Acidic materials can be transported long distances, some as much as hundreds of kilometers. This entry reviews the breadth of its impact, and how different regions are developing solutions to this global problem.

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