Atmospheric Sulfur: Its Effect on the Chemical Weathering of New England

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Science  11 Aug 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4048, pp. 514-516
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4048.514


The present acidity and sulfur content of the upland streams of New England can be accounted for on the basis of the rainout and washout of sulfuric acid from the atmosphere. In spite of this excess acid flux over the New England landscape, the rate of cationic denudation of upland watersheds is relatively low.