Books  Environmental Science  Effects of Contaminants 

Ozone Air Pollution in the Sierra Nevada: Distribution and Effects on Forests

Out of Print

Series: Developments in Environmental Science Series Volume: 2

Edited By: A Bytnerowicz, MJ Arbaugh and R Alonso

Pergamon Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #143839 | ISBN: 0080441939
Out of Print Details

About this book

The book contains information on geology, climate and vegetation of the Sierra Nevada with a special emphasis on air pollution effects on the mixed conifer forests. A history of the extent of air pollution effects on mixed conifer forests, especially ponderosa and Jeffrey pines is provided. The physiological basis for ozone-type injury development in ponderosa pine, a discussion of ozone uptake by plants at different levels of biological organization and the effects of air pollution and other stresses on mountain forests are discussed. A considerable portion of the book is dedicated to development of statistical models and maps of ambient ozone distribution in the Sierra Nevada based on the 1999 monitoring data with passive samplers. The implications of the methodological results, formulation and application of regional air quality models for integrated assessment of urban and wildland pollution and the need for functionally integrated models of ozone deposition to the Sierra Nevada forests are also discussed. Management and monitoring needs for improved long-term understanding air pollution effects on forest ecosystems, discussion of options for proper management of the air pollution affected forests, and comparison of monitoring and modelling of ozone and forest health status in the Sierra Nevada with similar efforts in mountains of North American and European mountain ranges are the focus of the later chapters of the book.


Ozone and its effects on Sierra Nevada ecosystems; analysis of spatial patterns of urban transported ozone in the Sierra Nevada; research and development needs for the Sierra Nevada; international perspective of the Sierra Nevada research.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

NHBS Price: £99.99 $123/€112 approx

Silent Spring

NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

Environmental Modelling

NHBS Price: £129.00 $158/€144 approx

Methods and Techniques for Cleaning-up Contaminated Sites

NHBS Price: £70.99 $87/€79 approx

The Fate of Persistent Organic Pollutants in the North Sea

NHBS Price: £96.99 $119/€109 approx