Acid damage to vegetation following the Laki Fissure eruption in 1783 - an historical review

John Grattan, Brian Pyatt

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Abstract

Documentary evidence suggests that during the Laki fissure eruption, Iceland, in the summer of 1783, severe acid pollution of the atmosphere resulted in damage to crops and trees in eastern England and northern Germany; the acid pulses led to enhanced fish mortality in Scotland
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalScience of the Total Environment
Volume151
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jul 1994

Keywords

  • Acid damage
  • Laki
  • Vegetation
  • Volcanic

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