Acid Rain and Nitrogen Deposition

Authored by: George F. Vance

Atmosphere and Climate

Print publication date:  June  2020
Online publication date:  May  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138339675
eBook ISBN: 9780429440984
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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’s 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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