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Transcript of Acid Rain
Acid rain is a type of
, which can appear in many forms.
Wet deposition is rain, sleet, snow, or fog that has become more acidic than normal.
Dry deposition is another form of acid deposition.
Acid rain is rain that has been made acidic by certain pollutants in the air.
Manzhen Chen & Ya Ma
Acid rain is formed by a chemical reaction that begins when compounds like SO2 (sulfur dioxide) and NOx (nitrogen oxides) are released into the air.
These substances can rise very high into the atmosphere, where they mix and react with water, oxygen, and other chemicals to form more acidic pollutants, known as acid rain
Acidic material that falls from the atmosphere to the earth in either wet (rain, sleet, snow, or fog) or dry (gases and particles) forms.
Nature Depends on Balance
Effects of Acid Rain
Damages Lakes and Streams
Damages Buildings and Objects
How can we do?
What can we do?
Britannica: Coal Combustion and Acid Rain
What Causes Acid Rain?
Cars, trucks, and buses releases nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide
Understand the Problem
Restore a damaged environment
Use alternative energy sources
Look to the Future