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Acid Rain

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Transcript of Acid Rain

What is Acid Rain?
Acid Rain
Acid rain is a type of
acid deposition
, 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
The End
Thank You
Works Cited
http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/education/site_students/index.html
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
Acid Deposition
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
EPA
SciShow/CrashCourse
http://www.youtube.com/watch
http://www.epa.gov/acidrain/what/index.html
Effects of Acid Rain
Effects
Health Problems

Harms Forests

Damages Lakes and Streams

Damages Buildings and Objects
How can we do?
&
What can we do?
Britannica: Coal Combustion and Acid Rain
http://www.youtube.com/user/britannica?feature=watch
What Causes Acid Rain?
Human Activities
Human Activities
Power Plants
Cars, trucks, and buses releases nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide
Understand the Problem
Conserve Energy
Restore a damaged environment
Use alternative energy sources
Look to the Future
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