Effects of acidic deposition on the chemistry of headwater streams: a comparison between Hubbard Brook, New Hampshire, and Jamieson Creek, British Columbia, ( North America)

Charles T Driscoll, N. M. Johnson, G. E. Likens, M. C. Feller

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Qualitative and quantitative differences in the chemistry of headwater streams were evident. Principal among these were a shift from acidification by organic acids to strong acids, increased concentrations of aqueous Al, and a change in Al speciation from largely organic to inorganic forms. In both watersheds, streamwater acidity is ultimately neutralized by the release of basic cations. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-200
Number of pages6
JournalWater Resources Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology

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