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Definition of the noun acid rain

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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

Alternative definition of the noun acid rain

noun

  1. Rain which is unusually acidic (pH of less than the natural range of 5 to 6); caused mainly by atmospheric pollution with sulphur dioxide and nitrogen compounds.

Groups

  1. Acid Rain a.k.a. Idiot Flesh was an American experimental rock band formed in Oakland, California in 1985, initially under the name Acid Rain. Their work was characterized by its "rock against rock" attitude and defied classification with its incorporation of marching band routines, puppet shows, and the playing of household items as tuned instruments.
  2. Acid Rain is a musical group.
    • album: "Infinity Beyond"
  3. Acid Rain is a musical group.

Music

  1. "Acid Rain" is the third compilation album by Esham. Released in 2002, it is the first of three albums by the rapper released on Psychopathic Records, followed by the studio albums Repentance and A-1 Yola. It is known as the "Esham Story".
  2. "Acid Rain" is a composition.
  3. "Acid Rain" is a musical album of AVER.
  4. "Acid Rain" is a musical single of Angra.
    • released in (14 years ago)
  5. "Acid Rain" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Acid Rain" is a musical single of Tumbleweed.
    • released in (23 years ago)
  7. "Acid Rain" is a cataloged instance, composition.

Film

"Acid Rain" is a 1998 thriller film written and directed by Albert Johnson.

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Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

Acid rain is a form of air pollution. When coal and petroleum are burned in automobiles, electric power plants, and factories, they release certain harmful gases into the air. These gases combine with the oxygen and water in the air. When the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Physical Geography (2015)

by David S. G. Thomas

ACID RAIN respond more rapidly to acidification than terrestrial ones do. In 1991 it was estimated that 5% of all lakes in New England, USA, were excessively acidified, and this was widely attributed to acid precipitation effects. While often ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Water Science (Print) (2003)

by Bobby A. Stewart, Terry Howell

INTRODUCTION Acid rain is a phenomenon of serious environmental concern. By definition, acid rain refers to rainwater that is acidic. But in reality, it is more accurate to use ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

Acid rain sources Acid rain is primarily a result of the release of sulfur oxides ( SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) into the air by industrial and transportation sources. These oxides are transformed into sulfuric acid and nitric acid through oxidation ...

Google previewThe Environment Dictionary (2002)

by David Kemp

ACID RAIN 4 ACID RAIN Figure A-1 Schematic representation of the formation,. ACID RAIN 3 is highly acidic and corrosive, and contains toxic metals such as aluminum (Al), copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), manganese (Mn) and beryllium (Be) leached ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society (2008)

by Robert W. Kolb

Acid rain is a term that is used to describe the several ways in which acids fall out of the atmosphere and reach the earth. Acid deposition is a more precise term that can be used to describe this phenomenon, which has both wet and dry ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Environmentalism (2009)

by Peter Dauvergne

ACID RAIN. Scottish chemist Robert Angus Smith coined the term acid rain in the mid-1800s after speculating that emissions from 10cal coal-burning factories were making rainfall in Manchester unusually acidic. The main pollutants producing ...

Google previewDictionary of Energy (2014)

by Cutler J. Cleveland, Christopher G. Morris

As a result, pollutants from power plants in New Jersey or Michigan can impact pristine forests or lakes acid rain...

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Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer. (Drew Lewis)
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