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Acid Rain Modeling

Extremes and Environmental Risk

  1. David M. Holland1,
  2. Alain Sirois2

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vaa004

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Holland, D. M. and Sirois, A. 2006. Acid Rain Modeling. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 1.

Author Information

  1. 1

    United States Environmental Protection Agency, NC, USA

  2. 2

    Environment Canada, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


This article provides an overview of existing statistical methodologies for the estimation of site-specific and regional trends in wet deposition. The interaction of atmospheric processes and emissions tend to produce wet deposition data patterns that show large spatial and temporal variability. We conclude that a number of approaches are useful for trend estimation, but no one method is appropriate for all purposes.


  • Long-term trends;
  • wet deposition;
  • statistical models