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Effects of acid rain on soil and water by Edward Charles Krug

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Published by Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven .
Written in English

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Statementby E.C. Krug and C.R. Frink
SeriesBulletin -- 811, Bulletin (Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station) -- 811.
ContributionsFrink, C. R., Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
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Pagination45 p. :
Number of Pages45
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Open LibraryOL24641028M

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Effects of acid rain on soil and water / Related Titles. Series: Bulletin, By. Krug, Edward Charles, Frink, C. R. Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. Type. Book . Acid rain problems will persist as long as fossil fuel use does, and countries such as China that have relied heavily on coal for electricity and steel production are grappling with those effects. Explains the effects of acid rain on our planet, such as the health risks to humans, plants, and animals, and suggests ways to help alleviate the problem. soil acidic than normal affected by acid alkali amount of acid amount of nitrogen amount of pollution aquatic areas atmosphere become acidic breathing problems burn fossil fuels carbon 4/5(3). Elmhurst College - Virtual chemistry book on acid rain effects and solutions. Young People's Trust for the Environment - A kid-friendly look at acid rain, what causes it, and how to prevent it. Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium - A discussion on the environmental effects of acid rain.

Effects of Acid Rain. Acid rain is very harmful to agriculture, plants, and animals. It washes away all nutrients which are required for the growth and survival of plants. Acid rain affects agriculture by the way how it alters the composition of the soil. Nutrient availability in soils is strongly related to soil pH. Plant uptake of Ca and Mg increases with pH while the availability of most trace nutrients increases with decreasing soil pH (Finck Effects of Acid Rain on Soil Chemistry and Nutrient Availability in the Soil | SpringerLinkCited by: While the “Acid Rain Teacher’s Guide” focuses mainly on the issue of acid rain, the EMISSIONS that result from the burning of fossil fuels have many other environmental consequences in addition to causing acid rain. Chemicals like NOX, produced by the burning . Jan 23,  · Acid rain is made up of water droplets that are unusually acidic because of atmospheric pollution, most notably the excessive amounts of sulfur and nitrogen released by cars and industrial processes. Acid rain is also called acid deposition because this term includes other forms of acidic precipitation (such as snow).

Apr 24,  · Rain naturally seeps into groundwater and runs through soil to surface water, such as streams and lakes. On its way toward groundwater, the acid rain is often neutralized by the minerals it encounters, but runoff into surface water can pose more dangerous problems. Acidic water can have certain unhealthy affects on humans, mostly through absorption into the lungs where the acidic compounds can cause damage. There are also some visibility concerns caused by the acid rain obscuring horizons. But most harm from acid rain comes from its effects on the environment, especially plants. The extent to which soils can neutralize acid rain depends on several factors: type of soil, thickness, weather, and water flow patterns. If the ground is frozen, as in the winter, soil process cannot work, the acid is not neutralized. Mar 02,  · Effects of acid rain. The environment can generally adapt to a certain amount of acid rain. Often soil is slightly basic (due to naturally occurring limestone, which has a pH of greater than 7). Because bases counteract acids, these soils tend to balance out some of the acid rain's acidity.