Air pollutant deposition and its effects on natural resources in New York State / Timothy J. Sullivan.

By: Sullivan, Timothy J. (Timothy Joseph), 1950- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksPublisher: Ithaca : Comstock Publishing Associates, a division of Cornell University Press, 2015Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781501700811; 1501700812Subject(s): Environmental degradation -- New York (State) | Natural resources -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State) | Atmospheric deposition -- New York (State) | Air -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects -- New York (State)Additional physical formats: Print version:: Air pollutant deposition and its effects on natural resources in New York State.DDC classification: 551.57/7109747 LOC classification: TD883.5.N7 | S88 2015Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Air pollutant deposition is a difficult subject because, while almost all pollutants deposit somewhere, the effects depend on so many factors--the pollutant itself, the receiving surface, the dry or wet method of deposition, the season of the year, etc. This book does try to get a grip on the subject by restricting the deep discussion to the state of New York, and by providing an amazingly extensive 70 pages of literature references. Nevertheless the results tend to be mostly qualitative. Acid sulfate and mercury deposition are generally bad. Acid nitrate deposition is ambiguous because the added fixed nitrogen is frequently a limiting fertilizer. If one believes that carbon dioxide is a pollutant, then one certainly needs to consider that increasing carbon dioxide is one of the best things that can happen to a photosynthetic plant community. This is not a textbook, but as a resource for professional researchers it is well written and researched. The fact that the first four lines of the preface discuss particulates and nitrogen when "particles" and "fixed nitrogen" are the correct nouns does indicate that the author is not a chemist. Summing Up: Recommended. Researchers/faculty and professionals/practitioners. --Don H. Stedman, University of Denver

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Sullivan Timothy J. :

Timothy J. Sullivan is cofounder and president of E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc. He is the author of Aquatic Effects of Acidic Deposition and coauthor of Air Pollution and Freshwater Ecosystems: Sampling, Analysis, and Quality Assurance .

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