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In the summers of 1975, 1976, and 1977, several field investigations were carried out to determine the amounts of sulphur deposited in rain, in rain washing off trees, and by direct absorption of so2 by soil. The impact of this sulphur deposition on soils in the AOSERP study area was also...
Alberta Environment is in the process of reviewing the scientific and technical basis for refinement of a regulatory approach to the environmental impact of present and future industrial development in the Athabasca oil sands region. The review has encompassed the results of 10 years (1975 to...
Human system Alberta oil sands environmental research program 1975-1980: An integration and synthesis of research resultsDownload
Commercial exploitation of the Athabasca oil sands deposit had transformed Fort McMurray between 1961 and 1980, from a a small and remote northern community of 1200 people into Alberta's eighth largest city with 27 000 residents. This research project was to describe, ananlyse, and interpret the...
Evaluation, analysis, and assessment of snowpack and precipitation data from a monitoring network in the AOSERP study areaDownload
The data and network operating procedures from the precipitation and snow sampling networks in the AOSERP area of Alberta were reviewed and assessed. The data was first reformatted into NAQUADAT format and then quality assured by several screening procedures including outlier tests, simultaneous...
This report describes both the accomplishments to date and the long-term plans of the joint project between the Toxic Substances Program of the Canadian Forestry Service and the Research Management Division of Alberta Environment. No evidence of impact on jack pine physiology was found when...
The Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program (AOSERP) Subproject VE 7.1 was initiated to select suitable tree and shrub species for use in revegetating spoils and tailings resulting from oil sands mining operations in northeastern Alberta. As part of this program three field trials were...