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Acidity of open and intercepted precipitation in forestsAuthor(s): J. Baker; Drake Hocking; Marvin Nyborg
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. 779-790
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionEmissions of sulphur dioxide appear to have an acidifying effect on grossfall (open rainfall), throughfall, stemflow and soil solution at sites near major sources. Resulting effects on soil chemistry include elevated extractable acidity and aluminum and depressed exchangeable bases, especially calcium and magnesium. These changes are mostly in the incipient phases in the study area.
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CitationBaker, J.; Hocking, Drake; Nyborg, Marvin. 1976. Acidity of open and intercepted precipitation in forests. 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. 779-790
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