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Acid precipitation

Definition of the noun acid precipitation

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  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


"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"

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acid precipitation

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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 previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

JAM [See also ACID PRECIPITATION, ACID RAIN] Adams DD and Page WP ( eds) (1985) Acid deposition: Environmental, economic and political issues. New York: Plenum Press. Sullivan TJ (2000) Aquatic effects of acid deposition.

Google previewThe Environment Dictionary (2002)

by David Kemp

ACID PRECIPITATION The wet or dry deposition of acidic substances of anthropogenic origin on the earth's surface. Although natural precipitation is commonly acidic, the term acid precipitation is normally retained for precipitation at least ten ...

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 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 certain species of trees (especially spruce) and corrodes metal and cement structures. Industrial use of coal is largely responsible for the incidence of acid ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (2017)

by Michael Allaby, Chris Park

ACID RAIN (ACID DEPOSITION, ACID PRECIPITATION) A form of *air pollution created by acidforming reactions within the atmosphere involving gaseous pollutants, principally *sulphur dioxide (SO2) and *nitrogen oxides (NOx), which are ...

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 previewEncyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Second Edition (2012)

by S. George Philander

acid precipitation in Sweden has been linked to industrial activity in Germany. Acid deposition has been shown to deteriorate building surfaces, escalating the breakdown associated with normal weathering. Additionally, damage to ...

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 ...

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