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Response of two Adirondack watersheds to acidic deposition

Abstract

Responses of two lake-watersheds to changes in atmospheric deposition were simulated using the Integrated Lake-Watershed Acidification Study (ILWAS) Model. The simulated annual chemical outlet fluxes were continuous functions of both S and N deposition. No acidification threshold was observed. The slopes of the response curves quantified the contrasting sensitivities of the two systems to changes in deposition.

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Fendick, E.A., Goldstein, R.A. Response of two Adirondack watersheds to acidic deposition. Water Air Soil Pollut 33, 43–56 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00191376

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Keywords

  • Continuous Function
  • Response Curve
  • Atmospheric Deposition
  • Contrasting Sensitivity
  • Acidic Deposition