USGS Acid Rain Data and Reports

Mark Nilles, United States Geologic Survey

This program provides scientific research and assessment to evaluate the effects of atmospheric deposition on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. A clickable map depicts locations of acid rain monitoring stations by state. This site also contains reports presenting data on acid rain trends and monitoring efforts as well as research performed on acid rain accumulation values. Information is also available regarding the effects of acid precipitation on stream ecology and precipitation pH monitoring.

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Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science, Geology:Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Geoscience:Hydrology, Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality:Acid Rain, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Environmental Science:Air Quality:Acid Rain, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Air quality
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Maps, Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Visualization
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data, Real-Time Data
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry, Atmospheric Geochemistry
Science Background Required: Basic scientific background required
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry, Atmosphere, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Human Dimensions/Resources