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By Timothy J. Sullivan

ISBN-10: 1498765173

ISBN-13: 9781498765176

A number of air pollution are emitted into the ambience from human-caused and normal emissions assets through the usa and in different places. those contaminants effect delicate traditional assets in desolate tract, together with the nationwide parks. The method of nationwide parks within the usa is between our best resources. This e-book presents a compilation and synthesis of present medical figuring out in regards to the reasons and results of those pollution inside nationwide park lands. It describes pollutant emissions, deposition, and exposures; it identifies the serious (tipping aspect) a great deal of pollutant deposition at which adversarial affects are manifested.

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Air pollutants can cause or contribute to numerous adverse environmental impacts. These include acidification of soil and water; nutrient over-enrichment (eutrophication) of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; biomagnification (increase in concentration within the food web) and toxicity of contaminants; inhibition of plant health, growth, or reproduction; changes in species composition (which species occur at a given location) and abundance; and visibility degradation caused by haze. Some air pollutants, called primary pollutants, are directly emitted into the atmosphere from emissions sources.

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The main objective of this book is to synthesize scientific understanding of the causes and impacts of air pollutants in the national parks. The focus is on pollution dynamics, biogeochemistry,* and ecology. The target audience includes students and practitioners of pollution effects science and those involved in natural resource management and policy. A good basic understanding of ecology and chemistry will be helpful to the reader. Detailed expertise is not needed. 1. 2. These national-level data provide context for comparing exposures and sensitivities across selected parks and networks.

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