Organization of long range transport of air pollution monitoring in Europe

  title={Organization of long range transport of air pollution monitoring in Europe},
  author={Brynjulf Ottar},
  journal={Water, Air, and Soil Pollution},
  • B. Ottar
  • Published 1 June 1976
  • Environmental Science
  • Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
In the 1950s a network of stations for observation of the chemical composition of air and precipitation was established in Europe. Analyzing these data, Oden (1968) was able to show that a central area in Europe with highly acid precipitation was expanding from year to year. This was further substantiated by Granat (1972), and the explanation is the increasing use of fossil fuels in Europe. In 1969, the problem was examined by OECD, and on the initiative of the Scandinavian countries, a joint… 
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    • 1973