Global Assessment of acidification and eutrophication of natural ecosystems

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/10009
Title:
Global Assessment of acidification and eutrophication of natural ecosystems
Authors:
Bouwman AF; Vuuren DP van
Other Titles:
Inschatting van mondiale verzuring en vermesting risico's
Abstract:
In this study an assessment has been made of the present and possible future acidification and eutrophication of natural and semi-natural terrestrial ecosystems, and riverine nitrogen transport to estuaries, coastal seas and continental shelves. The major objectives were to delineate areas potentially affected by depostition of nitrogen and sulphur compounds, to estimate the severity of acidification and eutrophication problems, and to identify research and data gaps. The results indicate that the critical loads for acidification and eutrophication are exceeded in 6-15% and 7-18% of the global area of natural and semi-natural ecosystems, respectively. Currently, most serious risks are found in the heavily industrialised regions of eastern USA, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, but risks were also found for parts of South America, large parts of ASIA and parts of Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. Scenario analysis shows that both acidification and eutrophication risks could significantly increase in the second group of regions.
Affiliation:
MNV
Publisher:
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVM
Issue Date:
11-Oct-1999
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10029/10009
Additional Links:
http://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/402001012.html
Language:
en
Series/Report no.:
RIVM Rapport 402001012
Appears in Collections:
RIVM reports - old archive

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dc.contributor.authorBouwman AFen_US
dc.contributor.authorVuuren DP vanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-03-09T15:58:19Z-
dc.date.available2007-03-09T15:58:19Z-
dc.date.issued1999-10-11en_US
dc.identifier402001012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10029/10009-
dc.description.abstractIn this study an assessment has been made of the present and possible future acidification and eutrophication of natural and semi-natural terrestrial ecosystems, and riverine nitrogen transport to estuaries, coastal seas and continental shelves. The major objectives were to delineate areas potentially affected by depostition of nitrogen and sulphur compounds, to estimate the severity of acidification and eutrophication problems, and to identify research and data gaps. The results indicate that the critical loads for acidification and eutrophication are exceeded in 6-15% and 7-18% of the global area of natural and semi-natural ecosystems, respectively. Currently, most serious risks are found in the heavily industrialised regions of eastern USA, Europe and the Former Soviet Union, but risks were also found for parts of South America, large parts of ASIA and parts of Western, Eastern and Southern Africa. Scenario analysis shows that both acidification and eutrophication risks could significantly increase in the second group of regions.en
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dc.publisherRijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu RIVMen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRIVM Rapport 402001012en_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.rivm.nl/bibliotheek/rapporten/402001012.htmlen_US
dc.subject.otherecosystemsen
dc.subject.otherglobalen
dc.subject.othereutrophicationen
dc.subject.otheracidificationen
dc.subject.otherassessmenten
dc.subject.otherecosystemennl
dc.subject.othermondiaalnl
dc.subject.othereutrofieringnl
dc.subject.otherverzuringnl
dc.subject.othertoetsingnl
dc.titleGlobal Assessment of acidification and eutrophication of natural ecosystemsen_US
dc.title.alternativeInschatting van mondiale verzuring en vermesting risico'sen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMNVen_US
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