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"awareness" of the world's voters and inspire governments to dedicate extra awareness and assets to deal with this factor. The sequence editors thank the foreign panel of participants for bringing this well timed sequence into crowning glory. We additionally desire to recognize the very insightful enter of the subsequent colleagues: Prof. A. L. web page of the collage of California, Prof. T . C. Hutchinson of the college of Toronto , and Dr. Steve Lindberg of the Oak Ridge nationwide Laboratory. We additionally desire to thank the wonderful attempt and cooperation of the amount editors in dealing with their respective volumes. The positive criticisms of bankruptcy assessment­ ers additionally deserve a lot appreciation. eventually, we want to express our appreciation to my secretary, Ms. Brenda Rosier, and my technician, Ms. Claire Carlson, for his or her very capable assistance in numerous facets of this sequence. Aiken, South Carolina Domy C. Adriano Coordinating Editor Preface to Acidic Precipitation, quantity five (Advances in Environmental technological know-how) Acidification examine has been ongoing for a number of a long time. It was once now not till the Eighties, besides the fact that, that scientists started to realize the advanced­ ity of the criteria inflicting the decline in wooded area development and deterioration of fish populations in acidified lakes. the final feeling, in accordance with correla­ tive study, used to be that long-range transported pollution was once the most reason. evidence, despite the fact that, was once tricky to procure as a result of advanced interac­ tions of varied pressure elements together with average ones.

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When the data from all seven plots were combined, 58% of the trees were considered healthy, 20% were experiencing light to moderate decline symptoms, and 22% were exhibiting severe decline symptoms. Decline symptoms appeared to be most pronounced on older trees and on tapped or wounded trees. Site nutrient deficiencies did not appear to be implicated in the sugar maple decline. , 1985). Declining trees suffered extensive root death with significantly higher aluminum concentrations in the fine roots.

These data provided a strong indication of both widespread reductions in alkalinity and pH and a cause-effect relationship with S deposition. There are relatively few data available to assess the effects on groundwaters in Canada. e. J. Dillon Zone 2 Zone Zone 4 Zone 3 Zone 7 Zone 5 ~ HCO J - +col- II 50 4 2 - ~ A- Figure 1-5. 25 gS m-2 yrl. 6) in response to precipitation events. 2. Trends in Lakes and Streams In Canada, as elsewhere, there is a paucity of historical water quality data useful for determining both the extent and rate of acidification of surface waters.

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