Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry / Edition 1

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Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry reviews in ten concise chapters the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere and some outstanding environmental issues, including air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global change. Peter Hobbs is an eminent atmospheric science teacher, researcher, and author of several well-known textbooks. This text and his other book Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences (Second Edition, Cambridge University Press 2000) form companion volumes. The book, designed to be a primary textbook for a first university course—undergraduate or graduate—in atmospheric chemistry, will find a place in atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental science, geophysics and chemistry curricula. Special features include worked exercises and end-of-chapter student exercises with model solutions in an appendix.

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"I would expect this book to become required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in atmospheric chemistry...." /s Chemistry in Britain
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  • ISBN-13: 9780521778008
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere; 2. Half-life, residence time and renewal time of chemicals in the atmosphere; 3. Present chemical composition of the atmosphere; 4. Interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with atmospheric trace gases and aerosols; 5. Sources, transformations, transport, and sinks of chemicals in the troposphere; 6. Atmospheric aerosols; 7. Cloud and precipitation chemistry; 8. Tropospheric chemical cycles; 9. Air pollution; 10. Stratospheric chemistry; Appendices; Index.

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