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Overview

Chemistry and Physics of Stratospheric Ozone will provide an in-depth account of chemical and physical properties of stratospheric ozone, which will be valuable to a wide audience.
The research of the last decade has produced as many arguments as answers, and the author provides a good account of both the accepted and provocative resolutions.

• Focuses on the important aspects of stratospheric ozone that are needed to understand most of the literature
• Provides extensive discussion of the natural and human-induced changes to the "ozone layer"
• Includes homework problems at the end of each chapter

Audience: Undergraduates, graduate students, snd researchers in atmospheric sciences.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Andrew Dessler has produced a useful and succinct text aimed at advanced-level undergraduates or starting post-graduates with no specialist knowledge of the stratosphere."
—CONTEMPORARY PHYSICS
"The heart of the book addresses. . .the fundamentals of stratospheric chemistry, ozone production loss, chemical families and partitioning, and transport of ozone. These chapters rise well above the competition, with clear explanations and crisply designed figures based on 1990s-era satellite observations and modeling results. Dessler's book will find wide use as a graduate-level text and reference for researchers, and a second edition could be stellar."
—CHOICE, 2001
"...does an excellent job of acquainting readers with the tools and terminology of current stratospheric ozone research in a highly intuitive fashion. Adding to its usefulness, the book contains a number of problems and "asides" that deal directly with common public misperceptions about ozone.... It should serve well as a college course supplement to one of the available general atmospheric science textbooks or as a concise reference in the stratospheric specialist's bookshelf."
—EOS, 2001
EOS Transactions Of The American Geophysical Union
...does an excellent job of acquainting readers with the tools and terminology of current stratospheric ozone research in a highly intuitive fashion.
Booknews
Finding that the rate of new discoveries and theories about stratospheric ozone has slowed over the past few years, Dessler (earth system science, U. of Maryland) decided it was safe to attempt a textbook that would not be out of date before it was printed. He explains the current understanding of the physical processes that regulate stratospheric ozone, assuming knowledge of the atmosphere at the level of an advanced undergraduate in atmospheric sciences, but no specialized knowledge of chemistry or the stratosphere. A glossary explains what terms mean but not how to pronounce them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780122120510
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/15/2000
  • Series: International Geophysics Series , #74
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 214
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Dessler received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1994. He did his postdoctoral work at NASA Goddard and has been a research scientist at the University of Maryland since 1996. His work on stratospheric ozone ranges from building instruments and participating in field campaigns to analyzing satellite data and working with models of the stratosphere.

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