Natural Environment Monitoring 2011, No 12, 85-91
A QUANTITATIVE COMPARISON OF WET AND TOTAL DEPOSITION IN THE CENTRAL PART OF THE ŚWIĘTOKRZYSKIE MOUNTAINS
The physico-chemical properties as well as the chemism of atmospheric precipitation affected by the pollution of atmospheric air are among the major elements which influence present-day degradation of the natural environment. It is a fact that water, apart from acting as a partner for physical reactions, is also a carrier of anthropogenic transformation of the natural environment. The present study offers a quantitative analysis of results of wet and total deposition in the years 20082009. To this end, the Eigenbrodt UNS 130 E automatic collector of wet precipitation and the Hellmann rain gauge have been used. The conducted analysis has shown significant discrepancies both in the physicochemical properties and the chemical composition of wet and total precipitation waters.