Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/296369
Title:
Rainfall pH in Tombstone, Arizona, 1968-81
Author:
Bohn, Hinrich L.; Schreiber, Henry; Cooper, Loel R.
Affiliation:
Department of Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721; USDA-SEA Southwest Rangeland Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizona
Issue Date:
19-Apr-1986
Rights:
Copyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.
Collection Information:
This article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.
Publisher:
Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science
Journal:
Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest
Abstract:
Rainfall pH was measured at the Tombstone, Arizona, USDA-ARS station from 1968 to 1981. The summer rains were more acidic than the winter rains. The pH of the summer rains was about pH 5, the winter rains about pH 6, with considerable variation. The summer rain pH increased gradually over this period, coinciding with a general decrease of sulfur emissions from the nearest copper smelter at Douglas, Arizona, and from' all smelters in Arizona. The ionic composition of the rainwater was quantitively uncertain due to numerous changes in analytical procedures. The acidity was very roughly related to sulfur content. The inverse relation between acidity and Ca and Na content was somewhat clearer.
Keywords:
Hydrology -- Arizona.; Water resources development -- Arizona.; Hydrology -- Southwestern states.; Water resources development -- Southwestern states.
ISSN:
0272-6106

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleRainfall pH in Tombstone, Arizona, 1968-81en_US
dc.contributor.authorBohn, Hinrich L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchreiber, Henryen_US
dc.contributor.authorCooper, Loel R.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Soil and Water Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUSDA-SEA Southwest Rangeland Watershed Research Center, Tucson, Arizonaen_US
dc.date.issued1986-04-19-
dc.rightsCopyright ©, where appropriate, is held by the author.-
dc.description.collectioninformationThis article is part of the Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest collections. Digital access to this material is made possible by the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science and the University of Arizona Libraries. For more information about items in this collection, contact anashydrology@gmail.com.en_US
dc.publisherArizona-Nevada Academy of Scienceen_US
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.description.abstractRainfall pH was measured at the Tombstone, Arizona, USDA-ARS station from 1968 to 1981. The summer rains were more acidic than the winter rains. The pH of the summer rains was about pH 5, the winter rains about pH 6, with considerable variation. The summer rain pH increased gradually over this period, coinciding with a general decrease of sulfur emissions from the nearest copper smelter at Douglas, Arizona, and from' all smelters in Arizona. The ionic composition of the rainwater was quantitively uncertain due to numerous changes in analytical procedures. The acidity was very roughly related to sulfur content. The inverse relation between acidity and Ca and Na content was somewhat clearer.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Arizona.en_US
dc.subjectHydrology -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.subjectWater resources development -- Southwestern states.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0272-6106-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/296369-
dc.identifier.journalHydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwesten_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeProceedingsen_US
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