Projections for Reduction in Lake Acidification From SO2 Emission Reductions

by Mitchell J. Small, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, United States,
Edward S. Rubin, Carnegie Mellon Univ, Pittsburgh, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Energy in the 90's


The Acid Deposition Assessment Model (ADAM) is used to assess the possible range of effects of a national acid rain emission reduction plan on lake chemistry and fish populations in the Adirondack region of New York State. The ADAM projections are based on component models for source regions, long-range atmospheric transport and deposition, lake chemistry and fish population survival. Uncertainty estimates are presented for the projections, and the latest paleolimnological studies on historical lake chemistry are used to infer possible ranges of past and future lake response.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Acid rain | Water pollution | Air pollution | Project management | Emissions | Chemistry | New York | United States

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