Atmospheric aerosols play a large role in air pollution in urban areas and in regulating climate. They also play a role in the ongoing debate on global warming potentials of various species. To understand the proper roles of aerosols in the atmosphere, we need data on their physical characterization, their chemistry and appropriate models to project into the future.
This symposium series book describes the characteristics of atmospheric aerosols, the chemistry of aerosols and finally the interplay between aerosol modeling and global climate changes using specific case studies.
1: Atmospheric Aerosols and their Importance 2: The Role of Morphology on Aerosol Particle Reactivity. 3: The Characteristics and the Cytotoxic Effects of Particulate Matter in the Ambient Air of the Chiang Mai-Lamphun Basin in Northern Thailand. 4: Toluene Decomposition on Water Droplets in Corona Discharge. 5: Surface Activity of Perfluorinated Compounds at the Air-Water Interface 6: Atmospheric Chemistry of Urban Surface Films. 7: Photochemistry of Secondary Organic Aerosol Formed from Oxidation of Monoterpenes. 8: Effect of Highly Concentrated Dry (NH4)2SO4 Seed Aerosols on Ozone and Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation in Aromatic Hydrocarbon/NOx Photooxidation systems. 9: Adsorption and UV Photo-oxidation of Gas Phase Phenanthrene on Atmospheric Films. 10: Understanding Climatic Effects of Aerosols: Modeling Radiative Effects of Aerosols. 11: Environmental Effects to Residential New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina: Indoor Sediment, Vapor-Phase and Aersolized Contaminants.
Kalliat T Valsaraj, Distinguished Professor, Louisiana State University, and Raghava R Kommalapati, Associate Professor, Prairie View A&M University