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Acid deposition or acid rain

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Acid deposition or acid rain
Refers loosely to a mixture of wet and dry deposition (deposited material) from the atmosphere containing higher than normal amount of nitric and sulfuric acids. The precursors or chemical forerunners of acid rain formation result from both natural sources, such as volcanoes and decaying vegetation, and man-made sources, primarily emissions of sulfur and nitrogen oxides resulting from fossil fuel combustion.

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