Chemistry of the Upper and Lower Atmosphere: Theory, Experiments, and Applications [NOOK Book]

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Here is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of one of the hottest areas of chemical research. The treatment of fundamental kinetics and photochemistry will be highly useful to chemistry students and their instructors at the graduate level, as well as postdoctoral fellows entering this new, exciting, and well-funded field with a Ph.D. in a related discipline (e.g., analytical, organic, or physical chemistry, chemical physics, etc.). Chemistry of the Upper and Lower Atmosphere provides postgraduate ...
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Overview

Here is the most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of one of the hottest areas of chemical research. The treatment of fundamental kinetics and photochemistry will be highly useful to chemistry students and their instructors at the graduate level, as well as postdoctoral fellows entering this new, exciting, and well-funded field with a Ph.D. in a related discipline (e.g., analytical, organic, or physical chemistry, chemical physics, etc.). Chemistry of the Upper and Lower Atmosphere provides postgraduate researchers and teachers with a uniquely detailed, comprehensive, and authoritative resource. The text bridges the "gap" between the fundamental chemistry of the earth's atmosphere and "real world" examples of its application to the development of sound scientific risk assessments and associated risk management control strategies for both tropospheric and stratospheric pollutants.

Key Features
*Serves as a graduate textbook and "must have" reference for all atmospheric scientists
* Provides more than 5000 references to the literature through the end of 1998
* Presents tables of new actinic flux data for the troposphere and stratospher (0-40km)
* Summarizes kinetic and photochemical date for the troposphere and stratosphere
*Features problems at the end of most chapters to enhance the book's use in teaching
* Includes applications of the OZIPR box model with comprehensive chemistry for student use

Audience: Researchers, professors, and graduate students in chemistry and specifically atmospheric chemistry.

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Editorial Reviews

Choice
It is clearly and concisely written, extremely well organized, facilitating its use as both a teaching text and reference resource.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
The authors have put together an up-to-date large-format volume covering all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. The book can serve as a text for atmospheric chemistry courses or as a reference for scientists and engineers.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
The authors have put together an up-to-date large-format volume covering all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. The book can serve as a text for atmospheric chemistry courses or as a reference for scientists and engineers.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
The authors have put together an up-to-date large-format volume covering all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. The book can serve as a text for atmospheric chemistry courses or as a reference for scientists and engineers.
Booknews
This text examines the current state of knowledge, with emphasis on the chemical and physical interactions between the troposphere and the stratosphere. Finlayson-Pitts and Pitts chemistry, U. of California at Irvine present 16 chapters that discuss atmospheric chemistry, including the application of measurements, mechanisms, and models to systems ranging from natural to highly polluted urban areas. They also provide 5,000-plus references to the literature through the end of 1998, tables of new actinic flux data and summaries of kinetic and photochemical data for the troposphere and stratosphere 0-40 km, and applications of the OZIPR box model with comprehensive chemistry for student use. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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"The authors have put together an up-to-date large-format volume covering all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. The book includes some 5000 references as well as problems (and answers) for students. The book can serve as a text for atmospheric chemistry courses or as a reference for scientists and engineers."
--BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, May 2000
"Atmospheric chemistry is an exciting, relatively new field" states the initial sentence of this very impressive, nearly encyclopedic overview of the field's fundamental science, pressing issues, and major policy concerns. Both of the book's authors have played important roles in the field's development. ...In nearly a thousand (8.5 X 11") full size pages they have assembled an extremely thorough and up-to-date (with references through mid-1999) overview of the field. ...This book should be required reading for anyone who is seriously interested in atmospheric chemical processes and/or their policy implications. My colleagues and I think so highly of its utility as an atmospheric chemistry handbook that we subsidize its purchase by collaborating graduate and postdoctoral students who spend time in our laboratory working on atmospheric chemistry projects."
--Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, November 2000
"Finlayson-Pitts and Pitts (both, Univ. of California at Irvine) offer a comprehensive, excellent review of the current stage of knowledge in and applications of atmospheric chemistry. It is clearly and concisely written and extremely well organized, facilitating its use as both a teaching text and reference resource. The book not only documents the physical and chemical processes that determine atmospheric composition but also provides a concise review of measurement methods and a wealth of data regarding observed concentrations of many key atmospheric compounds. The book also discusses chemical aspects of current environmental change issues and, in the final chapter, provides and interesting overview of risk assessment as applied to tropospheric air quality. All the diagrams are in black-and-white but are of high quality and clarity. Other features that add significantly to the overall quality of the book are the thorough and well-documented reference sections at the end of each chapter, the comprehensive index, and the problem sections that span a range of difficulty levels. Not surprisingly, this excellent book is authored by two scientists who have significantly contributed to the discipline of atmospheric chemistry over the last 40 years. Upper-division undergraduates and up."
--S. C. Pryor, Indiana University, CHOICE, June 2000.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080529073
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 11/17/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 969
  • File size: 32 MB
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Table of Contents

Overview of the Chemistry of Polluted and Remote Atmospheres. The Atmospheric System. Spectroscopy and Photochemistry: Fundamentals. Photochemistry of Important Atmospheric Species. Kinetics and Atmospheric Chemistry. Rates and Mechanisms of Gas-Phase Reactions in Irradiated Organic-NOx-Air Mixtures. Chemistry of Inorganic Nitrogen Compounds. Acid Deposition: Formation and Fates of Inorganic and Organic Acids in the Troposphere. Particles in the Troposphere. Airborne Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Their Derivatives: Atmospheric Chemistry and Toxicological Implications. Analytical Methods and Typical Atmospheric Concentrations for Gases and Particles. Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Chemistry in the Stratosphere. Scientific Basis for Control of Halogenated Organics. Global Tropospheric Chemistry and Climate Change. Indoor Air Pollution: Sources, Levels, Chemistry, and Fates. Applications of Atmospheric Chemistry: Air Pollution Control Strategies and Risk Assessments for Tropospheric Ozone and Associated Photochemical Oxidants, Acids, Particles, and Hazardous Air Pollutants. Appendix I: Enthalpies of Formation of Some Gaseous Molecules, Atoms, and Free Radicals at 298 K. Appendix II: Bond Dissociation Energies. Appendix III: Running the OZIPR Model. Appendix IV: Some Relevant Web Sites. Appendix V: Pressures and Temperatures for Standard Atmosphere. Appendix VI: Answers to Selected Problems. Subject Index.
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