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Air Pollution and its Impacts on U.S. National Parks

By: Timothy J Sullivan(Author)

682 pages, 35 colour & 198 b/w illustrations, 75 tables

Productivity Press

Hardback | Jan 2017 | #239907 | ISBN-13: 9781498765176
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About this book

A variety of air pollutants are emitted into the atmosphere from human-caused and natural emissions sources throughout the United States and elsewhere. These contaminants impact sensitive natural resources in wilderness, including the national parks. The system of national parks in the United States is among our greatest assets. Air Pollution and its Impacts on U.S. National Parks provides a compilation and synthesis of current scientific understanding regarding the causes and effects of these pollutants within national park lands. It describes pollutant emissions, deposition, and exposures; it identifies the critical (tipping point) loads of pollutant deposition at which adverse impacts are manifested.


List of Figures
List of Tables
Acronyms and Abbreviations

- Introduction
- Impacts
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Appalachian Highlands Network
- Shenandoah National Park and the Mid-Atlantic Network
- Acadia National Park and the Northeast Temperate Network
- South Florida/Caribbean Network
- Great Lakes Network
- Mammoth Cave National Park and the Cumberland Piedmont Network
- Northern Colorado Plateau Network
- The Grand Canyon and the Southern Colorado Plateau Network
- Coast and Cascades Network
- Klamath Network
- Hawaii
- Mojave Desert
- Chihuahuan Desert
- Sierra Nevada Network
- Rocky Mountain and Glacier National Parks
- Greater Yellowstone Network
- Denali National Park and Central Alaska Network
- Arctic Network Parks
- Southeastern Alaska Network


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Dr. Timothy Sullivan holds a B.A. in history from Stonehill College (1972), an M.A. in biology from Western State College, Colorado (1977), and a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Oregon State University (1983) through an interdisciplinary program that included areas of focus in ecology, zoology, and environmental chemistry. He did his postdoctoral research at the Center for Industrial Research in Oslo, Norway on surface and ground water acidification, episodic hydrologic processes, and aluminum biogeochemistry. His expertise includes the effects of air pollution on aquatic and terrestrial resources, watershed analysis, critical loads, ecosystem services, nutrient cycling, aquatic acid/base chemistry, episodic processes controlling surface water chemistry, and environmental assessment. He has been President of E&S Environmental Chemistry, Inc. since 1988. He has served as project manager and/or lead author for a wide variety of projects that have synthesized for diverse audiences complex air and water pollution effects science. He was project manager of the effort to draft a scientific summary and Integrated Scientific Assessment (ISA) of the effects of nitrogen and sulfur oxides on terrestrial, transitional, and aquatic ecosystem for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of its review of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). He was author of the National Acid Precipitation Assessment Program (NAPAP) State of Science and Technology Report on past changes in surface

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