The Impact of Acid Deposition on Groundwater: A Review

Holmberg, M. (1986). The Impact of Acid Deposition on Groundwater: A Review. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-86-031

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Theoretical mechanisms and empirical evidence of the potential acidification of groundwater under forested soils in Europe have been reviewed in order to provide a starting point for an assessment of the acidification of groundwater in the scope of the Acid Rain study carried out at IIASA. Basic characteristics of forested soil-water systems are presented as a background to a discussion of the transport and the release and retention of elements. The report relates the impact of acid deposition of groundwater to the pedology, the climatic regime and the geohydrology of the region. Some approaches of modeling the problem are reviewed, including dynamic models and sensitivity analysis. A procedure for assessing the impact of various energy pathways on the potential for acidification of groundwater is outlined. The method proposed combines a regional ranking of the static sensitivity with a dynamic simulation of the impact of acid deposition on the chemistry of top soil.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Acid Rain Program (ACI)
Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:57
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:12

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