Target loads of atmospheric sulfur deposition protect terrestrial resources in the Adirondack Mountains, New York against biological impacts caused by soil acidification

T. J. Sullivan, B. J. Cosby, Charles T Driscoll, T. C. McDonnell, A. T. Herlihy

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Abstract

The model of acidification of groundwater in catchments (MAGIC) was used to simulate a matrix of target load (TL) values for use in protection and restoration of forest resources in the Adirondack Mountains of New York against soil acidification by acidic deposition. Modeling results were extrapolated to the population of 1,320 watersheds in the Adirondack Ecoregion that contain lakes expected to be >1 ha and >1 m deep and that have acid neutralizing capacity

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-314
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Environmental Studies and Sciences
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Acidity
  • Base saturation
  • Critical load
  • Soil
  • Sulfur
  • Target load

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Geography, Planning and Development

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