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PREFERRED TERM
acid deposition  
ENTRY TERMS
  • acidic deposition
  • acid precipitation
  • acid rain
  • acid snow
SCOPE NOTE
  • The process by which emissions, chiefly sulfur and nitrogen compounds, either react with the atmosphere when deposited on earth by precipitation of snow, rain, or fog with a pH of 5.5 or below, or settle out as acidic particles or gases.
URI
https://www2.usgs.gov/science/USGSThesaurus/acid%20deposition
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