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Title: Correlation analysis of tree growth, climate, and acid deposition in the Lake States. Forest Service research paper

The report describes research designed to detect subtle regional tree growth trends related to sulfate (SO{sub 4}) deposition in the Lake States. Correlation methods were used to analyze climatic and SO{sub 4} deposition. Effects of SO{sub 4} deposition are greater on climatically stressed trees, especially pine species on dry sites, than on unstressed trees. Jack pine growth shows the strongest correlation to both climate and acid deposition.
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6252179
Report Number(s):
PB-91-141275/XAB; FSRP-NC--294
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Forest Service, St. Paul, MN (USA). North Central Forest Experiment Station
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; ACID RAIN; DEPOSITION; AIR POLLUTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FORESTS; PRODUCTIVITY; MICHIGAN; MINNESOTA; PINES; SENSITIVITY; SULFATES; TOXICITY; WISCONSIN; CLIMATES; CORRELATIONS; DATA ANALYSIS; PLANT GROWTH; REGIONAL ANALYSIS; TREES; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CONIFERS; FEDERAL REGION V; GROWTH; NORTH AMERICA; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PINOPHYTA; PLANTS; POLLUTION; RAIN; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; USA 540120* -- Environment, Atmospheric-- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport-- (1990-); 560300 -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology; 010900 -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Environmental Aspects