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Possibilities and methods for mapping air pollution

Abstract

For various reasons lichens seem to be much more sensitive to air pollution than flowering plants. Various methods to map the long-range effect of phytotoxicants on epiphytic lichens and mosses have been proposed. This paper outlines a few of these and proposes a new method. In Sudbury, Ontario, vegetation has been greatly affected by sulfur dioxide emanating from three huge smelters. The author shows that his map based on the response of lichens matches quite well with another map from the same area based on continuous SO/sub 2/ monitoring. The advantage of the biological map is that it took two weeks to accumulate the data required while the other one took ten years.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1971
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-710357-
Reference Number:
EDB-84-190690
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Mitt. Forstl. Bundes-Versuchsanst Wein; (Austria); Journal Volume: 92; Conference: 15. international union of forestry research organization conference, Gainesville, FL, USA, 14 Mar 1971
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; MONITORING; BIOASSAY; INJURIES; LICHENS; POPULATIONS; SULFUR DIOXIDE; ALGAE; CHALCOGENIDES; FUNGI; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6334071
Research Organizations:
Univ. of Ottawa, Ontario
Country of Origin:
Austria
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 103-126
Announcement Date:
Sep 01, 1984

Citation Formats

LeBlanc, F. Possibilities and methods for mapping air pollution. Austria: N. p., 1971. Web.
LeBlanc, F. Possibilities and methods for mapping air pollution. Austria.
LeBlanc, F. 1971. "Possibilities and methods for mapping air pollution." Austria.
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title = {Possibilities and methods for mapping air pollution}
author = {LeBlanc, F}
abstractNote = {For various reasons lichens seem to be much more sensitive to air pollution than flowering plants. Various methods to map the long-range effect of phytotoxicants on epiphytic lichens and mosses have been proposed. This paper outlines a few of these and proposes a new method. In Sudbury, Ontario, vegetation has been greatly affected by sulfur dioxide emanating from three huge smelters. The author shows that his map based on the response of lichens matches quite well with another map from the same area based on continuous SO/sub 2/ monitoring. The advantage of the biological map is that it took two weeks to accumulate the data required while the other one took ten years.}
journal = {Mitt. Forstl. Bundes-Versuchsanst Wein; (Austria)}
volume = {92}
place = {Austria}
year = {1971}
month = {Jan}
}