Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation / Edition 1by Mark Z. Jacobson
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 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.
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- New Edition
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- 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)
Table of ContentsPreface; 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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