Acid deposition, smelter emissions, and the linearity issue in the Western United States

Michael Oppenheimer, Charles B. Epstein, Robert E. Yuhnke

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Abstract

The variation in sulfur dioxide emissions from nonferrous metal smelters in the western United States over a 4-year period is compared with the variation in sulfate concentrations in precipitation in the Rocky Mountain states. The data support a linear relation between emissions and sulfate concentration. The geographic separation of emissions sources and precipitation monitors indicates a sulfur transport scale exceeding 1000 kilometers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume229
Issue number4716
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

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