633 pages, 244 illus
Provides a broad and up-to-date account of the understanding of the natural processes that occur within the atmosphere. It examines how Man's activities have had a detrimental effect on the climate, and how measures may be implemented in order to modify these activities. The book progresses through chapters covering the principles of atmospheric science and the current problems of air pollution at the urban, regional and global scales, to the tools and applications used to understand air pollution.
...a highly impressive text....there is a wealth of information that can help understand the way our atmosphere works. BES Teaching Ecology Group Newsletter, September 2003 "Overall, the editors and authors are to be congratulated for producing a comprehensive, well-referenced and current book on atmospheric science suitable for teaching, industrial and research environments. For readers wanting current information on a particular atmospheric science topic, or topics, this book could well be the place to start." Environmental Sciences, 2004 "The book is excellently written, provides just the right mixture of theory and applications, is up to date with is references, and includes the relevant older literature that led to our current understanding. Thus, this handbook receives a full recommendation." Environmental Geology, June 2006
List of Contributors. Preface. Part 1: Principles of Atmospheric Science. 1. Chemical Evolution of the Atmosphere (Richard P. Wayne) 2. Atmospheric Energy and the Structure of the Atmosphere (Hugh Coe and Ann R. Webb) 3. The Earth's Climates (John G. Lockwood) 4. Biogeochemical Cycles and Residence times (Dudley E. Shallcross, Kuo-Ying Wang, and Claudia H. Dimmer) 5. Source of Air Pollution (Andrea V. Jackson) 6. Tropospheric Photochemistry (Paul S. Nonks) 7. Stratospheric Chemistry and Transport (A. Robert Mackenzie) 8. Aqueous Phase Chemistry of The Troposphere (Peter Brimblecombe) 9. Atmospheric Particulate Matter (Urs Baltensperger, Stefan Nyeki, and Markus Kalberer) 10. Atmospheric Dispersion and Air Pollution Meteorology (David Carruthers) 11. Synoptic-Scale Meteorology (Douglas J. Parker) 12. Atmospheric Removal Processes (Brad D. hall) Part 2: Problems, Tools, and Applications. 13. Global Air Pollution Problems (Atul K. Jain and Katharine A.S. Hayhoe) 14. Regional-Scale Pollution Problems (Crispin J. Halsall) 15. Urgan-Scale Air Pollution (Jes Fenger) 16. Atmospheric Monitoring Techniques (Rod Robinson) 17. Emission Inventories (David Hutchinson) 18. Pollutant Dispersion Modeling (Yasmin Vawda) 19. Climate Modeling ( William Lahoz) 20. Critical Levels and Critical Loads as a Tool for Air Quality Mangement (Wim de Vries and Maximilian Posch) 21. The Practice of Air Quality Management (Bernard E.A. Fisher) Index.
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Nick Hewitt is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at Lancaster University, UK. His main research interests are in understanding how the biosphere and the atmosphere interact: how emissions of trace gases from the biosphere affect the atmosphere, and how the changing atmospheric environment affects the biosphere. Andrea Jackson is a lecturer of Atmospheric Chemistry within the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Leeds, UK. Her main research interests involve investigating the chemistry of oxidant species in the atmospheres of the past and present, in particular hydrogen peroxide and organic hydroperoxides.