Western forests and air pollution
The book addresses the relationships between air pollution in the western United States and trends in the growth and condition of Western coniferous forests. The major atmospheric pollutants to which forest in the region are exposed are sulfur and nitrogen compounds and ozone. The potential effects of atmospheric pollution on these forests include foliar injury, alteration of growth rates and patterns, soil acidification, shifts in species composition, and modification of the effects of natural stresses.
- Publication Date:
- OSTI Identifier:
- Report Number(s):
- PB-92-198209/XAB; EPA--600/A-92/140
- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Resource Relation:
- Other Information: See also PB92-143833 and PB90-131111. Prepared in cooperation with ManTech Environmental Technology, Inc., Corvallis, OR., and Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins. Dept. of Forest and Wood Sciences
- Research Org:
- Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR (United States). Environmental Research Lab.
- Country of Publication:
- United States
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