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Looking at the Distribution of Pollution.

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Looking at the Distribution of Pollution The isopleth map showing the average concentrations of ions per litre of precipitation shows that the lowest results found were through south-west of France and Spain, through to the west of the U.K. and Ireland and through the north of Scandinavia. The highest concentrations of ions per litre of precipitation were through Germany and eastern France, through to the eastern side of Britain to the south of Scandinavia. The isopleth map that shows the measure of acidity micrograms of sulphur dioxide in precipitation shows that the higher results were found in central Europe in the east of U.K. to Hungary and Germany. The lowest results were found on the outskirts of Europe, in the west of the U.K. to Spain, Portugal and Scandinavia, (mainly the north). The similarities of the two maps are that the lowest results were found in the western side of Europe and northern Scandinavia. The difference is that highest results were vaster through the whole of Germany compared to part of it, and the south of Scandinavia is also in this and also the northeast of France. ...read more.

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Trees, because we use the oxygen the leaves produce from carbon dioxide to breathe and if we are destroying trees we are reducing our oxygen levels plus the trees don't contribute in any way to the acid rain problem and the trees house animals, birds etc. 3. Freshwater lakes, because this needs to be reduced to reduce the death of water creatures and also water plants. 4. Soil, because this needs to be reduced to stop the declining forests and trees, which are homes to animals and the loss of crops. 5. Buildings, I found this the least important because the buildings aren't contributing to the death of animals however its still a problem which needs to be stopped as ancient history is being destroyed by recent pollution. I believe that the wildlife are affected the worst because all the case studies (excluding 5 above) are all linked, the trees which are under threat are homes to wildlife such as birds and squirrels etc and the loss of trees is a loss of homes for animals. ...read more.

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Conclusion I think that the atmospheric pollution is very serious as it has risen over the years and countries that don't contribute as much are more polluted because of the prevailing winds such as Scandinavia. The countries responsible for this atmospheric pollution are most of central Europe such as Germany, eastern France, western U.K. and the Netherlands. This is because they are highly developed countries and are high industry countries with large urban areas with major roads, which create loads of pollution. To reduce this pollution we can make laws to use catalytic converters on cars and putting filters on top of chimneys. However this would cost millions and then the costs would go up which would go against the public who would complain. We could make these reductions happen by using less energy at home when its not needed, to sharing transport to reduce emissions from cars. This would reduce the major pollutants a bit at a time so the costs aren't so hefty which would keep taxes down and keep the public happy. ...read more.

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