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Long Term Study Of Wet And Dry Deposition Of Sulfur Over Grassland In Eastern Germany

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EURO990462

Volume

36

Pages

5

Published

1999

Size

330 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

E. Bruggemann, G. Spindler, A. Thomas, H. HanB and H. Herrmann

Abstract

Long Term Study of Wet and Dry Deposition of Sulfur over Grassland in Eastern Germany Guest contribution to subproject BIATEX - 2 E Bruggemann, G Spindler, A. Thomas, H HanB and H Herrmann InstitutfurTropospharenforschung,Permserstr. 15 D-04303 Leipzig, Germany Introduction In 1992, the Melpitz research station was established about 40 km of Leipzig, to observe the rehabilitation of the atmosphere above eastern Germany after the reunion in 1990 (SANA). The German reunion caused a fast breakdown of obsolete industrial plants and after that, a slower change in industry and agriculture, a shift to new sources of energy, and an almost complete change of emissions from traffic (from two-stroke to four-stroke engines now mainly with catalysts). In the former GDR (now eastern Germany) domestic sulfur-rich lignite was the preferred source of energy in power and heating plants. The emissions of SO:, NOx, and dust were large. In

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