Integrated acidification study ( ILWAS): a mechanistic ecosystem analysis.

R. A. Goldstein, S. A. Gherini, C. W. Chen, L. Mok, R. J.M. Hudson

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Abstract

An integrated, interdisciplinary, intensive study of 3 forested watersheds was started in 1977 to quantify the relationship between the deposition of atmospheric acids and surface water acidity. Results indicate the importance of using an integrated ecosystem perspective to assess the vulnerability of surface waters to acidification and the value of analysing relative flowpath contributions to understanding surface water alkalinity levels and dynamics. Important ecosystem properties affecting surface water acidity are soil depth, soil mineralogy and stage of forest development.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-425
Number of pages17
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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