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Acid Rain

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Acid Rain

  1. 1. Acid Rain <ul><li>Understand how acid rain is formed
  2. 2. Understand the effects of acid rain
  3. 3. Consider how the effects of acid rain can be limited </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Acid Rain? <ul><li>Broad term referring to both </li><ul><li>Dry deposition
  5. 5. Wet deposition </li></ul><li>Both caused by Sulfur dioxide and Nitrogen oxides </li></ul>
  6. 6. Natural Causes <ul><li>Volcanoes
  7. 7. Rotting vegetation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Human causes
  9. 10. Trees killed by acid rain in the Great Smoky Mountains. Acid Rain affecting our forests <ul><li>How has the acid rain affected the trees in this photo? </li></ul><ul><li>How could this further impact the environment? </li></ul>
  10. 13. Remember <ul><li>Wet deposition
  11. 14. Dry deposition </li></ul>
  12. 15. Effects
  13. 17. Trees killed by acid rain in the Great Smoky Mountains. Acid Rain affecting our forests <ul><li>How has the acid rain affected the trees in this photo? </li></ul><ul><li>How could this further impact the environment? </li></ul>
  14. 18. Acid Rain affecting our forests Because rain travels over long distances in clouds, acid rain is a global problem. This map shows just how much of a problem it is across Europe: <ul><li>Which countries are affected the most in Europe? </li></ul>
  15. 20. Acid rain can erode structures such as buildings, even if they are made out of stone. Acid Rain affecting our cultural heritage

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