Animated Maps

These animations display the National Trends Network (NTN) concentration and deposition maps of pH, sulfate, nitrate, and ammonium and deposition maps of H+, sulfate, nitrate, ammonium, and total inorganic nitrogen from nitrate and ammonium beginning in 1985.

Concentration Animations

pH PDF PowerPoint
SO4 PDF PowerPoint
NO3 PDF PowerPoint
NH4 PDF PowerPoint
Deposition Animations
H+ PDF PowerPoint
SO4 PDF PowerPoint
NO3 PDF PowerPoint
NH4 PDF PowerPoint
Total Inorganic Nitrogen PDF PowerPoint
Precipitation Animations
Precipitation PDF PowerPoint


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More Information

Each frame represents a three-year moving average of annual precipitation-weighted mean concentration or deposition. For example, the 1985 concentration map displays the average of 3 precipitation-weighted mean values (1984,1985,and 1986).

At least three factors are at work changing the spatial patterns from year to year and over the period of record: emissions changes, changes in weather patterns, and chemical changes in the airborne pollutants that are removed by precipitation.

If you intend on reprinting any of these maps for use in a publication, please read our Use Conditions.