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Geochemical and lithological factors in acid precipitationAuthor(s): James R. Kramer
Source: In: Dochinger, L. S.; Seliga, T. A., eds. Proceedings of the first international symposium on acid precipitation and the forest ecosystem; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-23. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 611-618
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionAcid precipitation is altered by interaction with rocks, sediment and soil. A calcareous region buffers even the most intense loading at pH ~8; an alumino silicate region with unconsolidated sediment buffers acid loadings at pH ~6.5; alumino silicate outcrops are generally acidified. Either FeOOH or alumino silicates are probable H+ ion sinks in noncalcareous sediments. Glacially derived sediment is more important than bedrock in assimilation of acid precipitation in Shield areas. Toxic metal concentrations are dependent upon sediment metal concentrations and the pH of water.
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CitationKramer, James R. 1976. Geochemical and lithological factors in acid precipitation. In: Dochinger, L. S.; Seliga, T. A., eds. Proceedings of the first international symposium on acid precipitation and the forest ecosystem; Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-23. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 611-618
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