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Acid Rain

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Owen P. Bricker, and Karen C. Rice, 1993, Acid Rain: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 21, iss. 1.

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Acid deposition, or acid rain as it is more commonly referred to, has become a widely publicized environmental issue in the U.S. over the past decade. The term usually conjures up images of fish kills, dying forests, "dead" lakes, and damage to monuments and other historic artifacts. The primary cause of acid deposition is emission of S02 and NOx to the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Oxidation of these compounds in the atmosphere forms strong acids - H2SO4 and HNO3 - which are returned to the Earth in rain, snow, fog, cloud water, and as dry deposition.Although acid deposition has only recently been recognized as an environmental problem in the U.S., it is not a new phenomenon (Cogbill & Likens 1974). As early as [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1146/annurev.ea.21.050193.001055
series unknown Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences

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