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Title: NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) results on acid rain

Abstract

The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) was mandated by Congress in 1980 to study the effects of acid rain. The results of 10 years of research on the effect of acid deposition and ozone on forests, particularly high elevation spruce and fir, southern pines, eastern hardwoods and western conifers, will be published this year.

Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6232024
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6232024
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Forestry; (USA); Journal Volume: 88:6
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; NAPAP; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; ACID RAIN; CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRIES; CONIFERS; TREES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; PINOPHYTA; PLANTS; RAIN 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 540220 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 290400 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Energy Resources; 010900 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects

Citation Formats

Not Available. NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) results on acid rain. United States: N. p., 1990. Web.
Not Available. NAPAP (National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program) results on acid rain. United States.
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abstractNote = {The National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) was mandated by Congress in 1980 to study the effects of acid rain. The results of 10 years of research on the effect of acid deposition and ozone on forests, particularly high elevation spruce and fir, southern pines, eastern hardwoods and western conifers, will be published this year.},
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year = {Fri Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 1990},
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