CHANGES OF SOME COMPONENTS OF PRECIPITATION IN EAST-GERMANY AFTER THEUNIFICATION

Citation
E. Brueggemann et W. Rolle, CHANGES OF SOME COMPONENTS OF PRECIPITATION IN EAST-GERMANY AFTER THEUNIFICATION, Water, air and soil pollution, 107(1-4), 1998, pp. 1-23
Citations number
31
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environmental Sciences","Water Resources","Metereology & Atmospheric Sciences
Journal title
ISSN journal
0049-6979
Volume
107
Issue
1-4
Year of publication
1998
Pages
1 - 23
Database
ISI
SICI code
0049-6979(1998)107:1-4<1:COSCOP>2.0.ZU;2-7
Abstract
A network of 15 sites of precipitation monitoring was built-up to char acterize the spatial and temporal changes of pollutants over East Germ any. Rain water samples were analysed and characterized regarding thei r acidity, conductivity, main water soluble components (Cl-, NO3-, SO4 2-, Na+, NH4+, K+, Ca2+, Mg2+), volume and the meteorological paramete rs. Dependent on the changes of emission of pollutants, resulting from the reformation of industry, the decrease of stock farming, and incre ase of traffic (by the factor of approximate to 1.5) in East Germany, a drop could be observed with the sulphate and calcium concentrations in the precipitation by 20 to 50 and 30 to 70%, respectively. An incre ase could not be ascertained with the nitrate concentration and the ac idity.