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Deposition measurements and critical loads calculations: monitoring data, results and perspective

M Lorenz   , O Granke

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 2, Issue 1, Pages 11-14 (2009)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor0478-002
Published: Jan 21, 2009 - Copyright © 2009 SISEF

Research Articles

Collection/Special Issue: Cost Action E29 Meeting 2008 - Istanbul (Turkey)
Future Monitoring and Research Needs for Forest Ecosystems
Guest Editors: Marcus Schaub (WSL, Birmensdorf, CH)

This paper presents the variation of sulphur and nitrogen deposition and the exceedance of their critical loads on Level II ICP Forests plots. The fact that critical loads are still exceeded at many forest sites in Europe indicates a continuing need for further implementation of air pollution abatement strategies. Such results contribute to the scientific basis for the development and reviews of the effectiveness of clean air politics by the Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution.


Forest monitoring, Deposition, Nitrogen, Sulphur, Critical Loads

Authors’ address

M Lorenz
O Granke
Institute for World Forestry, Leuschnerstr. 91, D-21031 Hamburg (Germany)

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Lorenz M, Granke O (2009). Deposition measurements and critical loads calculations: monitoring data, results and perspective. iForest 2: 11-14. - doi: 10.3832/ifor0478-002

Academic Editor

Marcus Schaub

Paper history

Received: Mar 13, 2008
Accepted: Dec 09, 2008

First online: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2009
Publication Time: 1.43 months

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