On the Calculation and Interpretation of Target Load Functions

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Abstract

In this study critical load functions and target load functions of nitrogen and sulphur deposition with respect to acidity and minimum base cation to aluminium ratio were calculated with the SAFE model using three different averaging strategies: (1) averaging based on current forest generation, (2) averaging based on next generation and (3) averaging based on the entire simulation period. From the results it is evident that although target load calculation and indeed critical load calculation is straight forward, there is a problem in translating a predicted recovery according to the target load calculation back to a site-specific condition. We conclude that a policy strategy for emission reductions that ensures recovery, according to calculated target load functions, is likely to be beneficial from an ecosystem point of view. However, such a strategy may not be sufficient to achieve actual non-violation of the chemical criteria throughout the seasonal or rotational variations. To address this issue we propose a method for calculating dynamic critical loads which ensures that the chosen criteria is not violated.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Kemiteknik
  • Tvärvetenskapliga studier
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)385-390
TidskriftWater, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus
Volym7
Utgivningsnummer1-3
StatusPublished - 2007
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa