The Scientific World Journal

The Scientific World Journal / 2000 / Article

Commentary | Open Access

Volume 1 |Article ID 756314 | 1 page | https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2000.7

Whither Acid Rain?

Abstract

Acid rain, the environmental cause célèbre of the 1980s seems to have vanished from popular conscience. By contrast, scientific research, despite funding difficulties, has continued to produce hundreds of research papers each year. Studies of acid rain taught much about precipitation chemistry, the behaviour of snow packs, long-range transport of pollutants and new issues in the biology of fish and forested ecosystems. There is now evidence of a shift away from research in precipitation and sulfur chemistry, but an impressive theoretical base remains as a legacy.


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