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National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An integrated assessment

The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) Report

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Abstract

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:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Report to Congress: An integrated assessment
Series title:
The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) Report
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
National Science Technology Council
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s):
Fort Collins Science Center, New York Water Science Center
Description:
x, 114 p.
Country:
United States