Category: Acid Rain

Unveiling Acid Rain’s Imprint: Tracing its Signatures at the KT Boundary

Getting Started Acid rain is a well-known environmental phenomenon that occurs when emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) react with water vapor in the atmosphere to form sulfuric acid (H2SO4) and nitric acid (HNO3). These acids can be transported long distances by winds before being deposited on the Earth’s surface by precipitation.

Unveiling the Connection: Ocean Acidification’s Potential Impact on Acid Rain Frequency

Understanding Ocean Acidification and its Impacts Ocean acidification is a significant consequence of increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere. When carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater, it undergoes a chemical reaction that results in the release of hydrogen ions, leading to a decrease in pH. This process, known as ocean acidification, has numerous