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Acidification Research in The Netherlands: Final Report of by G. J. Heij, T. Schneider

By G. J. Heij, T. Schneider

This booklet includes the consequences and conclusions of intensive study at the motives and results of acidification of forests/forest soils and heathland within the Netherlands. In 1985 the Dutch precedence Programme on Acidification was once all started so as to supply a extra concrete shape to the expanding curiosity of policy-makers within the results of pollution on ecosystems specifically. within the final 3 years, the learn has taken with acquiring a extra exact estimate of the emission of ammonia at the deposition of SOx, NOy and NHx, and in addition on quantifying results on woodland and heathland ecosystems. This quantification of results incorporated experimental paintings version analyses, and derivation of serious rather a lot and degrees for woodland and heathland ecosystems. additionally, situation analyses have been made with the Dutch Acidification structures version (DAS) so one can overview the effectiveness of coverage measures. The study itself, which shaped the root for this booklet, has been defined within the reviews on person initiatives. A precis of the clinical effects and conclusions is given in thematic experiences (added as annex).

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It is not possible to get more detailed and more accurate information on the total ammonia emission from livestock production from the research in the Dutch Priority Programme on - 43 Acidification with the measurement-based emission factors and to produce a more sound estimate than published by Erisman. The measurements made so far are insufficient to give more reliable estimates. Within the framework of the Research Programme on Animal Manure, the inventory of the ammonia emission will be completed.

They are compilations of the results of the individual projects. The project reports and publications are listed in Annex 3. The final report is the translation of the scientific results into policy-oriented results and conclusions. The report deals with the follokng main aspects: - ammonia emissions and abatement (Chapter2); concentration and deposition of acidifying compounds (Chapter 3); effects of air pollution and acid deposition on forests and forest soils (Chapter 4); effects on heathland (Chapter 5); scenario analyses (effectiveness of policy measures) (Chapter 6); critical loads and critical levels for the environmentaleffects of air pollutants (Chapter 7).

Wolters, Director of the Air Directorate of the Ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment (VROM). Verhoeff, Director - 33 - of Agricultural Research at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries (LNv). With the Programme Director, a Project Group of up to 13 researchers has been responsible for the co-ordination and evaluation of the research projects. Members of this group each covered a specific research subject. Hofschreuder, Agricultural University). Voorburg (IMAG).

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