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A regional examination of episodic acidification response to reduced acidic deposition and the influence of plantation forests in Irish headwater streams

Publication Date: 29 August, 2013


Episodic surface water acidification is common in many regions worldwide; the driving processes are dependent on a variety of physicochemical and climatic characteristics, and acid deposition pressures, which have changed significantly over the last two decades. As quantified from this study, observed changes in stream acidification in Ireland may provide a better understanding of future chemical responses to declining acid deposition and climate change elsewhere.

Feeley, Hugh B.; Bruen, Michael; Blacklocke, Sean, Kelly-Quinn, Mary (2013) Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 443: 173-183

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