Rainfall acidity in Northern Britain - exploring the data.
Cape, J.N.; Fowler, D.. 1986 Rainfall acidity in Northern Britain - exploring the data. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 30 (1-2). 239-244. 10.1007/BF00305194Full text not available from this repository.
Daily rainfall pH measurements from a site in south Scotland were found to have a bimodal distribution. Similarly, monthly data from a network of bulk rain collectors in northern Britain gave bimodal distributions. Sites with an annual average pH of 4.7 had occasional monthly pH values of pH 4 or less. The annual average pH was a poor indicator of the frequency of such acidic periods, and may not be a good indicator of potential effects. Data from a daily and monthly collector at the same site are compared and the discrepancies discussed. Daily pH measurements gave significantly greater acidities than monthly pH measurements, but these differences were small for months with rain-weighted pH < 5.
|Programmes:||CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biogeochemistry|
|CEH Sections:||_ Pre-2000 sections|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Ecology and Environment
|Date made live:||20 May 2009 07:49|
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