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Title: Lake acidification

This paper examined a National Research Council (NRC) report called Acid Deposition: Long-Term Trends. The report has been the final word on acid deposition as the cause of acidification of lakes. The authors considered it important that the tentative nature of this report be kept in perspective so that the work of the NRC would promote rather than inhibit scientific inquiry on the lake acidification issue. In this spirit, this report proposed that degradation of storm damaged trees could increase the acidity of the forest humus and as a result the ground water which would fed local streams and lakes. They proposed that extensive forest blowdown could be a factor in acidification of surface waters.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6128574
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Environment; (United States); Journal Volume: 29:5
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS; WATERSHEDS; FISHES; INJURIES; LAKES; ACIDIFICATION; PH VALUE; RUNOFF; SOILS; STORMS; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; TREES; BIODEGRADATION; ACID RAIN; HUMUS; SOIL CHEMISTRY; ANIMALS; APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; CHEMISTRY; DECOMPOSITION; DISASTERS; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; MASS TRANSFER; MOUNTAINS; PLANTS; RAIN; SURFACE WATERS; VERTEBRATES 520200* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989); 510200 -- Environment, Terrestrial-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (-1989)