Increased precipitation acidity in the central Sierra Nevada

Earl R. Byron, Richard P. Axler, Charles R. Goldman

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Between 1979 and 1986, precipitation acidity increased significantly on the crest of the central Sierra Nevada. Variation in precipitation pH was closely associated with change in nitrate concentrations but not to sulfate. This area of the Sierra Nevada crest contains many acid-sensitive, poorly buffered lakes and ponds which can be adversely affected by increasing precipitation acidity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-275
Number of pages5
JournalAtmospheric Environment Part A, General Topics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1991


  • Deposition
  • Sierra Nevada
  • nitrate
  • pH
  • sulfate


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