Critical loads for forest soils in the Nordic countries

H. Sverdrup, P. Warfvinge, T. Frogner, A. O. Haoya, M. Johansson, B. Andersen

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Abstract

The critical loads of acids deposition have been mapped using the best available calculation models. The results of the model calculations indicate that 82% or 480 000 km2 of the total forested area of 625 000 km2 are currently receiving acid deposition in excess of the critical load. The results of the calculations indicate that a minimum acid deposition reduction over the Nordic countries equivalent to 85% of sulfur deposition and 30% of nitrogen deposition relative to 1990 is required in order to protect 85% of the forest soils from adverse effects of acidification. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)348-355
Number of pages8
JournalAmbio
Volume21
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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