National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An integrated assessment
The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) Report
- Douglas A. Burns , Mark E. Fenn , Jill S. Baron , Jason A. Lynch , and Bernard J. Cosby
Acid deposition, more commonly known as acid rain, occurs when emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen, and oxidants to form various acidic compounds. Prevailing winds transport the acidic compounds hundreds of miles, often across state and national borders. These acidic compounds then fall to earth in either a wet form (rain, snow, and fog) or a dry form (gases, aerosols, and particles). At certain levels, the acidic compounds, including small particles such as sulfates and nitrates, can cause many negative human health and environmental effects.
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- Publication type:
- Publication Subtype:
- Federal Government Series
- National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An integrated assessment
- Series title:
- The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) Report
- Year Published:
- National Science Technology Council
- Publisher location:
- Washington, D.C.
- Contributing office(s):
- Fort Collins Science Center, New York Water Science Center
- x, 114 p.
- United States