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On-Line Data And Reports On Acid Rain, Atmospheric Deposition And Precipitation Chemistry DLESE Reviewed Collection
The National Atmospheric Deposition Program monitors wet atmospheric deposition (chemical constituents deposited from the atmosphere via rain, sleet and snow) at over 220 National Trends Network sites throughout the United States. This site contains a long-term, high-quality database of atmospheric deposition for research support in the areas of acid rain, air quality, water quality, agricultural effects, forest productivity, materials effects, ecosystem studies, watershed studies and human health. Data summaries and plots are available on an annual, seasonal, monthly weekly and daily basis, and reflect measured concentrations of ions in precipitation, as well as pH level, for monitoring stations within each state. The reports accessible from this site include scientific research and assessment to evaluate the effects of atmospheric deposition on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Map
  • Text:
    • Report
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
Subject:
  • Atmospheric science
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Hydrology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Information presented on this website is considered public information (unless otherwise noted) and may be distributed or copied. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credit is requested.
DLESE Catalog ID: DWEL-000-000-000-040
Educational standards:
  • National Science Education Standards (NSES):
    • 5-8:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Structure of the earth system
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Populations, resources, environments
    • 9-12:
      • Unifying concepts and processes:
        • Change, constancy, and measurement
      • A - Science as inquiry:
        • Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
      • B - Physical science:
        • Chemical reactions
      • D - Earth and space science:
        • Geochemical cycles
      • F - Science in personal / social perspectives:
        • Environmental quality
Related resources:
This resource is referenced by 'Earth Science Sites of the Week Archive'
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: United States Geological Survey


Contact: Mark Nilles
United States Geological Survey