280 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
There is a recognition that Man's local activities can have a global impact, possibly irreversible, on the atmosphere with political repercussions that have raised awareness of the importance of the chemistry of Earth's atmosphere. This book will help chemists to understand the background to the problems, and it will also help non-specialist readers to gain the knowledge that might inform measures taken to alleviate the impacts.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Physics of the atmosphere
Chapter 3: Sources and Sinks of Atmospheric Species
Chapter 4: Observations and models
Chapter 5: Ozone
Chapter 6: Cyclic processes
Chapter 7: Life and the atmosphere
Chapter 8: Chemistry in the troposphere
Chapter 9: The stratosphere
Chapter 10: Airglow, aurora and ions
Chapter 11: Man's adverse influences on the atmosphere
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Richard P. Wayne is a Professor at the University of Oxford and has been a Professor/lecturer over a period of 41 years. Ann M. Holloway is also at the University of Oxford. Originally an Oxford chemist, she subsequently studied music at London.