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Appendix B


Coincidence of (A) the decreasing trend word “SO-2” and the reduction of modelled critical loads in Europe until 2005 (=grey area; Hettelingh et al., 2005), and (B) the increasing trend word “boreal” and climate warming (=grey area; IPCC, 2007). Fitted curves of relative trend word frequencies (solid symbols) and temperature anomalies (asterisks) are calculated by cubic smoothing splines (df = 4).

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