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Forest land cover continues to exacerbate freshwater acidification despite decline in sulphate emissions.

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Evidence from a multi-date regional-scale analysis of both high-flow and annual-average water quality data from Galloway, south-west Scotland, demonstrates that forest land cover continues to exacerbate freshwater acidification. This is in spite of significant reductions in airborne pollutants. The relationship between freshwater sulphate and forest cover has decreased from 1996 to 2006 indicating a decrease in pollutant scavenging. The relationship between forest cover and freshwater acidity...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.envpol.2012.03.022

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, SOGE, Geography
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Environmental Pollution Journal website
Volume:
167
Pages:
58-69
Chapter number:
C
Publication date:
2012-08-05
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EISSN:
1873-6424
ISSN:
0269-7491
URN:
uuid:88389d25-969a-424e-a021-1199172de225
Source identifiers:
347048
Local pid:
pubs:347048

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