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Air quality [Chapter 8]Author(s): R. C. Musselman
Source: In: Musselman, R. C., technical coordinator. 1994. The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-249. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 48-49.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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DescriptionAir quality is monitored continuously at GLEES. Air pollutants are considered an important component of the atmosphere that can have an effect on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Atmospheric deposition of gases, wet deposition of chemicals in precipitation including snow and rain, and dry deposition of chemicals are all monitored at GLEES. Although GLEES is a relatively remote and unpolluted site, deposition of pollutants can be important. The effects of ozone on native vegetation in alpine and subalpine ecosystems is generally unknown, but relatively high concentrations of ozone have been recorded at GLEES. Wet and dry deposition is important in snowmelt chemistry and subsequent input to aquatic ecosystems at GLEES.
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CitationMusselman, R. C. 1994. Air quality [Chapter 8]. In: Musselman, R. C., technical coordinator. 1994. The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-249. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 48-49.
KeywordsSnowy Range, wilderness, subalpine, krummholz, subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, geology, floristics, landscape, soils, aquatics, atmosphere, meteorology, hydrology, snow, deposition, watershed, monitoring, air quality
- The Glacier Lakes Ecosystem Experiments Site
- Aquatics [Chapter 6]
- Using wind-deformed conifers to measure wind patterns in alpine transition at GLEES
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