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The Acid Rain Program Part 1: Lake Acidity in the Adirondacks


Jamal Munshi


Sonoma State University

October 21, 2016


Abstract:     
Detrended correlation analysis in the sample period 1992-2015 shows that on an annual time scale the acidity of rain in NY is responsive to the combined anthropogenic SO2 emissions in EPA Regions 1, 2, and 3; but that the acidity of lakes in the Adirondacks is not responsive to the acidity of rain in NY. An attempt to explain lake acidity in terms of dry deposition of anthropogenic SO2 emissions also failed. Our results are consistent with previous research which found no relationship between rain acidity and lake acidity and explained lake acidity in terms of soil chemistry in the catchment area of the lakes.

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Keywords: Sulfur Dioxide, SO2, Acid Rain, Air Pollution Emissions Trading, Pollution Abatement, Clean Air Act, Cap and Trade


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Date posted: October 25, 2016  

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Munshi, Jamal, The Acid Rain Program Part 1: Lake Acidity in the Adirondacks (October 21, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2857442

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Jamal Munshi (Contact Author)
Sonoma State University ( email )
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
United States
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