By Barry Smith (auth.), Kenneth Mellanby CBE, ScD (Cantab.), FIBiol (eds.)
The Watt Committee on strength grew to become lively in of the consequences on structures, for example. Proposals the learn of Acid Rain in the course of 1982. might be the for motion should still for that reason pay attention to measures purely point of the topic that has turn into extra that promise a true development due to sure in the course of the next 5 years is that the expenditure. expression 'Acid Rain' is used loosely in public The Watt Committee's research of this topic has been in stages. the 1st handled the character debate for a posh of commercial and environ psychological phenomena. between those, Acid Rain within the of the matter, and culminated within the e-book undemanding which means of the words-rain and of Watt Committee record No. 14 in 1984. that maybe snow having a considerably excessive point of record was once divided into 4 sections, each one of acidity-is of in basic terms constrained value. to symbolize which used to be ready via a sub-group of the operating this attitude, as a result, the Watt Committee Ex staff: they dealt respectively with the destiny of air borne pollutants, plants and soils, clean water ecutive made up our minds that the examine resulting in the current file may be entitled 'Air pollutants, Acid Rain and remedial technique. within the moment part, those and the Environment'. sub-groups have introduced their sections up to date The Watt Committee's curiosity in Acid Rain and a 5th sub-group was once appointed to check arises from the truth that, between its factors, the structures and non-living materials.
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WRIGHT, E. , LUCAS, P. , COTTAM, D. A. & MANSFIELD, T. A. (1987). Physiological responses of plants to S02, N02 and 0 3 : implications for drought resistance. In Direct Effects of Wet and Dry Deposition on Forest Ecosystems. CEC COST 612 Workshop, Loekeberg, Sweden, October 1986, pp. 187-200. Section 3 Freshwater Desmond Hammerton Director, Clyde River Purification Board, Glasgow This paper presents the work of a sub-group of the Watt Committee working group on Air Pollution, Acid Rain and the Environment.
1984); Battarbee et al. (1985); Raven (1985,1986); Howells & Brown (1986); Flower et al. (1987); Harriman et al. (1987); Maitland et al. (1987); Vickery pers. comm. 2. Arran. Diatom analysis of a core for Loch Tanna shows acidification by approximately 0·5 pH units, suggesting that all surface waters on the granitic part of the island are similarly affected. 3. Trossachs. Streams and lakes with afforested catchments in the Loch Ard area are acidified and have poor fisheries. Loch Tinker, a lake with a moorland catchment, has been slightly acidified, suggesting that surface waters on the meta-sediments in this area are severely affected only when catchments are afforested.
V. Holden Prof. K. Mellanby Dr P. S. Maitland Dr S. 1 INTRODUCTION This section of the report documents the progress which has been made since our first report (Watt Committee, 1984) in assessing the impact of acid deposition on the freshwater environment. Considerable advances have been made during the past four years in understanding the history and causes of acidification, particularly in its more acute phase between 1930 and 1970. Firmer conclusions have now been drawn concerning the extent of acidification in Britain, the part played by anthropogenic emissions, the effect of afforestation in vulnerable areas and the reversibility of acidification processes.
Air Pollution, Acid Rain and the Environment: Report Number 18 by Barry Smith (auth.), Kenneth Mellanby CBE, ScD (Cantab.), FIBiol (eds.)