Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation / Edition 1

Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation / Edition 1

by Mark Z. Jacobson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521010446

ISBN-13: 9780521010443

Pub. Date: 09/28/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and science of major air pollution issues. It begins with an introduction to the basic atmospheric chemistry and the history of discovery of chemicals in the atmosphere, and then moves on to a discussion of the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and composition of the present-day…  See more details below

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and science of major air pollution issues. It begins with an introduction to the basic atmospheric chemistry and the history of discovery of chemicals in the atmosphere, and then moves on to a discussion of the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere. It also offers a comprehensive and accessible discussion of the five major atmospheric pollution topics: urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone reduction, and global climate change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521010443
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Basics and history of discovery of atmospheric chemicals; 2. The Sun, the Earth, and the evolution of the Earth's atmosphere; 3. Structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere; 4. Urban air pollution; 5. Aerosol particles in smog and the global environment; 6. Effects of meteorology on air pollution; 7. Effects of pollution on visibility, UV radiation, and atmosphere optics; 8. International regulation of urban smog since the 1940s; 9. Indoor air pollution; 10. Acid deposition; 11. Global stratospheric ozone reduction; 12. The greenhouse effect and global warming; Conversions and constants; References; Index.

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