Odén, Svante

Svante Odén (1924-1986), a Swedish soil scientist at the Agricultural College of Uppsala, Sweden, was among the first to recognize that atmospheric emissions of sulfur compounds were causing acid rain. Odén published a study in 1968 showing that precipitation in Sweden had become eight times more acidic during the period 1962 to 1966, causing lakes to acidify and damaging fish populations. Odén concluded that the sulfur compounds causing acidification could be dispersed hundreds of kilometers from their sources, causing damage to ecosystems far from regions of heavy sulfur emissions.

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Cleveland, C. (2006). Odén, Svante. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/154997

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