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Volume 18, issue 13
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9897–9927, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-9897-2018
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Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 9897–9927, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-9897-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 13 Jul 2018

Research article | 13 Jul 2018

Estimates of exceedances of critical loads for acidifying deposition in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Paul A. Makar et al.

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Complex computer model output was compared to and fused with observation data, to estimate potential damage due to acidifying precipitation for ecosystems in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Estimated deposition was compared to the maximum no-damage ecosystem capacity for sulfur and/or nitrogen uptake; these critical loads were exceeded, for areas between 10 000 and 330 000 square kilometres, depending on ecosystem type: ecosystem damage will occur at 2013 emission levels.
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