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