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Handbook of Atmospheric Science: Principles and Applications

C. Nick Hewitt (Editor), Andrea V. Jackson (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-632-05286-8
648 pages
August 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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The alarming consequences of global climate change have highlighted the need to take urgent steps to combat the causes of air pollution. Hence, understanding the Earth's atmosphere is a vital component in Man's emerging quest for developing sustainable modes of behaviour in the 21st century.


Written by a team of expert scientists, the Handbook of Atmospheric Science provides a broad and up-to-date account of our 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.


The Handbook of Atmospheric Science offers an excellent overview of this multi-disciplinary subject and will prove invaluable to both students and researchers of atmospheric science, air pollution and global change.

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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 senior lecturer of Atmospheric Chemistry within the Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Leeds, UK. Her main research interests involve investigating the gas phase chemistry of oxidant species in the atmosphere and more recently the physics and chemistry of polar frost flowers and their resultant sea-salt aerosol in order to understand their impact on the atmospheric chemistry of these regions.

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"...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 <!--end-->

"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

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