Canadian Forest Service Publications
Methods for mapping forest sensitivity to acid deposition for northeastern North America. 2001. Arp, P.A.; Leger, W.; Moayeri, M.H.; Hurley, J.E. Ecosystem Health 7: 35-47.
Available from: Atlantic Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 19137
For comparison purposes, two methods are proposed for mapping sustainable acid deposition within the context of natural and managed (harvested) forest biomass growth in northeastern North America. One method uses exisiting geospatial data for forest cover type, soil type, local climate, topography, and atmospheric deposition. The other method uses data specific well-studied sites. maps will be developed that show the spatial distributions of sustainable acid deposition rates by tree type, eco-unit, and local forest disturbance regimes (by harvest method). Additional maps will be produced to show where these rates are likely exceeded, and by how much. The information so generated will be presented to policy and decision makers who deal with forest health and abatement control measures regarding regional sulfur (S) and nitrogen (N) emissions.