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acid rain
Rain containing dissolved acidifying compounds, resulting from chemical pollution of the atmosphere by sulphur and nitrogen compounds. When deposited, these increase the acidity of the soil and water causing agricultural and ecological damage. [definition source: dataservice, http://dataservice.eea.eu.int]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

Rain having a pH less than 5.6. The acidity results from chemical reactions occurring when water, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, generally released by industrial processes, are chemically transformed into sulphuric and nitric acids.

Terminology source: http://www.semide.net

Rain having a pH less than 5.6. The acidity results from chemical reactions occurring when water, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, generally released by industrial processes, are chemically transformed into sulphuric and nitric acids. (Source: DUNSTE)

Terminology source: http://www.eionet.europa.eu

Rain having a pH less than 5.6. The acidity results from chemical reactions occurring when water, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides, generally released by industrial processes, are chemically transformed into sulphuric and nitric acids. [definition source: EEA multilingual environmental glossary]

Terminology source: http://glossary.eea.europa.eu

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