Effects of Accumulation of Air Pollutants in Forest by B. Ulrich (auth.), B. Ulrich, J. Pankrath (eds.)

By B. Ulrich (auth.), B. Ulrich, J. Pankrath (eds.)

This quantity is predicated on a workshop on "Effects of accumulation of air toxins in woodland ecosystems'; held in GOttingen, Federal Republic of Germany, from may perhaps 16-18, 1982. This work'shop was once initiated and backed by means of the Environmental business enterprise of the Federal Republic of Germany (project officer: Dr. J. Pankrath) as a part of a study agreement (project chief: Dr. B. Ulrich). the matter noticeable lower than THE point OF management the matter of wooded area harm as a result of pollution isn't new in Europe. Already in 1983 a accomplished file from Schroeder and Reuss approximately plants damages by way of fume within the Harz mountains was once released. In 1923, Prof. Dr. Julius Stocklasa of the Bohemian Technical high school in Prague was once fascinated about learn of toxical results of sulphur dioxide in his book "The harm of plants by means of flue gasoline and exhalations of facili­ ties". This finished and instructive paintings concludes with the sentence: "It is already excessive time for the governments of all cultural states to take criminal, police and personal measures as a way to hinder harm through flue gases". within the neighbourhood of industries with excessive gaseous and dirt emissions damages were proven to take place for an extended timei those deleterious results have motivated the expansion of timber and in severe circumstances have even prompted their early death.

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It is obvious that the renewal is bound to the condition that the stress causing the injury is diminished to a level where it causes no plastic strain. Depending upon soil conditions, the recovery time may the~efore vary considerably. The longer recovery needs, the stronger the strain to the plant of a root injury should be. Injury caused by toxicity of cation acids like Al ions should very much depend upon the degree of soil acidification. The more acids are accumulated in soil, and the stronger these acids are, the longer a toxic concentration level may persist in the soil solution after an acidification push.

ULRICH 28 LITERATURE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 0 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. Th. (1977): Sur jord - surt vann o Ingenioerforlaget A/S, Oslo, 123 p. C. ): Effects of Acid Precipitation on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Plenum Press New York, ppo 255-282. Ulrich, B. Pflanzenernahr. Bodenk. T. (1980): Chemical characterization of some dilute acidified lakes and streams in the Adirondack region of New York State. Thesis Cornell Univ. , T. I. , pp. C. M. H. E. Likens (~979): Pattern and Process in a forested ecosystem.

Ulrich and J. ), Effects of Accumulation of Air Pollutants in Forest Ecosystems, 47-55. Copyright © 1983 by D. Reidel Publishing Company. MAYER 48 surfaces and on the bark of stems and branches. These circumstances require a different way of estimating total and dry deposition. The main sources for aluminum and heavy metals in the atmosphere are: 1. Soil dust (AI, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu), in which the elements are present in solid form Particle size is up to lOflID. 2. Emissions by combustion processes (oil, coal, refuse).

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