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Acid precipitation

Definition of the noun acid precipitation

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noun

  1. rain containing acids that form in the atmosphere when industrial gas emissions (especially sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides) combine with water
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of acid precipitation: acid rain
    • more generic term: air pollution = pollution of the atmosphere

Writings

"Acid precipitation" is a book by Lars N. Overrein.

  • also known as "Acid precipitation: effects on forest and fish: final report of the SNSF project, 1972-1980"

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Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

acid precipitation, rainfall, snowfall, and other forms of precipitation that contain high concentrations of nitric or sulfuric acids. It results mainly from the reaction of atmospheric sulfur oxides and nitrogen oxides with ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

ACID PRECIPITATION Source: Howells (1990). acid precipitation Precipitation is naturally slightly acid (pH 5.65) owing to the dissolution of carbon dioxide in water Any form of precipitation (usually rain or snow) with a pH of less than 5.65 is ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

acid precipitation AC LOSER LOOK acid deposition Acid deposition — usually referred to simply as acid rain — actually includes two forms of pollution, wet and dry. When fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline, and oil are burned, they release the ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

acid precipitation another term for acid ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Engineering and Wastewater Treatment (2016)

by Alireza Bahadori, Scott T. Smith

that 4 Letter A Acid Embrittlement Acid-Forming Bacteria Acid Precipitation Acid Rain ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2013)

by Chris Park, Michael Allaby

Turbulence limited Turbulence Uptake of aerosols, l gases, and partlcles acidity ACID RAIN (ACID DEPOSITION, ACID PRECIPITATION) A form of. acid deposition been associated with respiratory diseases, e.g. asthma. acid deposition See ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Soil Science (2006)

by R. Lal

National Science and Technology Council, National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program Biennial Report to Congress: An Integrated Assessment; 1998 (accessed July 2001). 8. Charles, D.F., Ed. The acidic deposition phenomenon and its ...

Google previewMarine Affairs Dictionary (2004)

Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West

An act establishing the Acid Precipitation Task Force. The Task force answers ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering: A-L (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

REMOTE SITE PH DATA Acid precipitation is also being measured at remote sites. pH data for more than 1700 daily or three-day samples collected in the Hawaiian Islands were reported by Miller and Yoshinaga (1981). The observed pH for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fifth Edition, Volumes One and Two (2006)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

REMOTE SITE PH DATA Acid precipitation is also being measured at remote sites. pH data for more than 1700 daily or three-day samples collected in the Hawaiian Islands were reported by Miller and Yoshinaga (1981). The observed pH for ...

Google previewHawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary (2016)

by Robert A. Lewis

Acid precipitation is not only destructive to fish and other freshwater life, but also kills cer- tain species of trees (especially spruce) and corrodes metal and cement structures. Industrial use of coal is largely responsible for the incidence of acid ...

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