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Aquatic characterization for resources at risk in eastern Canada

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Abstract

To ascertain quantitative estimates of resources at risk for eastern Canada, linkage must be made between geological terrain sensitivity to acid deposition and water chemistry. An evaluation has been made of watershed areas principally in the Province of Quebec to identify and characterize factors related to LRTAP effects. The watershed areas are geographically located within the bounds of the high sulphate deposition zone of the continental plume. To identify specific test watersheds for detailed analysis, alkalinity frequency distributions were computed. A selection of watersheds has been made that spans the Pre-Cambrian shield region of the Laurentian highlands, the St. Lawrence lowlands and the Gaspe Peninsula. There is evidence that areas in the far eastern areas of Quebec, removed from strong anthropogenic sources may be considered as approaching critical levels of alkalinity. Ionic composition for selected watersheds display similar chemical characteristics. These differences have been assessed in light of the common effects of sulphate deposition. 11 references.
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Publication Date:
Dec 01, 1986
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-850944-
Reference Number:
EDB-87-089395
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Water, Air, Soil Pollut.; (Netherlands); Journal Volume: 31:3/4; Conference: Muskoka conference: international symposium on acidic precipitation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 15 Sep 1985
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ACID RAIN; RISK ASSESSMENT; CANADA; SURFACE WATERS; WATERSHEDS; WATER CHEMISTRY; SOIL CHEMISTRY; AIR POLLUTION; ANTHROPOLOGY; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; DEPOSITION; DISTRIBUTION; EVALUATION; GEOLOGY; PH VALUE; PRECAMBRIAN ERA; QUEBEC; RESOURCE ASSESSMENT; SAMPLING; SOILS; SULFATES; WATER; WATER POLLUTION; WATER RESOURCES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CHEMISTRY; GEOLOGIC AGES; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; RAIN; RESOURCES; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; 520200* - Environment, Aquatic- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989); 510200 - Environment, Terrestrial- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
6577592
Research Organizations:
National Water Research Institute, Burlington, Ontario
Country of Origin:
Netherlands
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: WAPLA
Submitting Site:
CLA
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Pages: 1069-1078
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Fraser, A S. Aquatic characterization for resources at risk in eastern Canada. Netherlands: N. p., 1986. Web.
Fraser, A S. Aquatic characterization for resources at risk in eastern Canada. Netherlands.
Fraser, A S. 1986. "Aquatic characterization for resources at risk in eastern Canada." Netherlands.
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title = {Aquatic characterization for resources at risk in eastern Canada}
author = {Fraser, A S}
abstractNote = {To ascertain quantitative estimates of resources at risk for eastern Canada, linkage must be made between geological terrain sensitivity to acid deposition and water chemistry. An evaluation has been made of watershed areas principally in the Province of Quebec to identify and characterize factors related to LRTAP effects. The watershed areas are geographically located within the bounds of the high sulphate deposition zone of the continental plume. To identify specific test watersheds for detailed analysis, alkalinity frequency distributions were computed. A selection of watersheds has been made that spans the Pre-Cambrian shield region of the Laurentian highlands, the St. Lawrence lowlands and the Gaspe Peninsula. There is evidence that areas in the far eastern areas of Quebec, removed from strong anthropogenic sources may be considered as approaching critical levels of alkalinity. Ionic composition for selected watersheds display similar chemical characteristics. These differences have been assessed in light of the common effects of sulphate deposition. 11 references.}
journal = {Water, Air, Soil Pollut.; (Netherlands)}
volume = {31:3/4}
place = {Netherlands}
year = {1986}
month = {Dec}
}