Air Pollutants and Their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem / Edition 1

Air Pollutants and Their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem / Edition 1

by Allan H. Legge
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471083127

ISBN-13: 9780471083122

Pub. Date: 04/25/1986

Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated

Air Pollutants and Their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem is the first integrated work to present all current research on the effects of pollutants on vegetation, soils, and ecosystems. It describes the mechanisms by which pollutants act on the ecosystem components and interact with each other, as well as the latest research methods, regulatory issues, and

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Air Pollutants and Their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem is the first integrated work to present all current research on the effects of pollutants on vegetation, soils, and ecosystems. It describes the mechanisms by which pollutants act on the ecosystem components and interact with each other, as well as the latest research methods, regulatory issues, and assessments of the current state of research and future trends. Spanning a number of disciplines, from atmospheric processes, deposition mechanisms, and biological effects to research techniques, Air Pollutants and Their Effects on the Terrestrial Ecosystem examines nine distinct areas of pollution science. Prefaced by a summary of government and regulatory issues, it follows a logical "source to sink" order. Each section contains two topical review papers and a synthesis of views on a wide variety of related topics, including:

  • the atmospheric chemistry and quantification of air pollutants
  • transport and deposition of air pollutants on terrestrial vegetation and soils
  • terrestrial vegetation/air pollutant interactions with gaseous and nongaseous air pollutants
  • soil/air pollutant interactions
  • data acquisition, interpretation, modelling and application in terrestrial vegetation/air pollution interaction studies
  • and terrestrial ecosystem impacts by air pollutants—the state of current studies and future needs.
Air pollution is a problem to be tackled by many disciplines in a coordinated effort. Stressing integration of research efforts and covering what we already know, this book addresses such a need.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471083122
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/25/1986
Series:
Advances in Environmental Science and Technology Series, #16
Pages:
662
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.65(d)

Table of Contents

Industry Viewpoints and Govermental Air Quality Criteria Development: Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts by Air Pollutants.

Atmospheric Chemistry of Air Pollutants.

Characterization and Quantification of Air Pollutants.

Transport and Deposition of Air Pollutants on Terrestrial Vegetation and Soils.

Terrestrial Vegetation-Air Pollutant Interactions: Gaseous Air Pollutants.

Terrestrial Vegetation-Air Pollutant Interactions: Non-Gaseous Air Pollutants.

Soil-Air Pollutant Interactions.

Data Acquisition, Interpretation, Modeling and Application in Terrestrial Vegetation-Air Pollutant Interaction Studies.

Terrestrial Ecosystem Impacts by Air Pollutants.

List of Conference Participants.

Author and Subject Indexes.

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