The nature of a review book is not to present new Acid Deposition at High Elevation Sites. M. H. Uns- research but to gather present knowledge and state- worth and D. Fowler, eds. 1988. $149.00. 670 pp. of-the-art techniques. This book fulfills this purpose, hardbound. Kluwer Academic Publishers. in particular because it is the first comprehensive work on these topics. It should therefore be required read- When the United States acid deposition plan was be- gun ten years ago, one of the tasks was to identify ing for those interested in how acid rain contributes parts of the environment that were most sensitive to to environmental damage.—John M. Miller the deposition of acidic materials from the atmo- sphere. Soon it was realized that higher elevations in John M. Miller is with the Air Resources Laboratory, mountainous regions, which already have natural National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, stresses, may have an added stress from impaction of Silver Spring, Maryland. acidic cloud water and acid deposition through the precipitation. Hence, both in Europe and North Ice Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth. America, studies were begun to investigate how ac- idity is deposited in mountainous areas and the re- T.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1990
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