Impact of acid rain on nutrient content of soil

Author(s): R.P.Biswal, S.M.Mustakim, B.B.Kar

Wet deposition which is also called atmospheric precipitation is commonly calledAcid Rain. The constituents of wet deposition are Chloride, SO4 2- or NO3 - etc. Presence of these radicals generally reacts with metal values present in soil and compound formation takes place. This paper represents the impact of acid rain on nutrients present in the soil of Khurda district of Orissa. It is observed that there is an appreciable quantity of nutrient loss due to acid rain.Also a co-relation is represented to estimate the amount of loss in nutrient depending on the nature of precipitation.

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