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Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry

Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry

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  • Date Published: February 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778008

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  • Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry is a concise, clear review of the fundamental aspects of atmospheric chemistry. In ten succinct chapters, it reviews our basic understanding of the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere and discusses current environmental issues, including air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global change. Written by a well-known atmospheric science teacher, researcher, and author of several established textbooks, this book is an introductory textbook for beginning university courses in atmospheric chemistry. Also suitable for self instruction, numerous exercises and solutions make this textbook accessible to students covering atmospheric chemistry as a part of courses in atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental science, geophysics and chemistry. Together with its companion volume, Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences (second edition 2000; Cambridge University Press), Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry provides a solid introduction to atmospheric chemistry.

    • A concise, clear review of the fundamentals of atmospheric chemistry
    • Contains many exercises with solutions, suitable for self instruction
    • This text and Hobbs' other Cambridge University Press book Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences (revised edition 2000) form ideal companion volumes for a full course in atmospheric science
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    'He has produced yet another high quality text. This one contains much background material required for a first-tome course in atmospheric chemistry … this knowledge is applied in numerous solved problems throughout the text, and students will find the exercises very helpful … I expect this book to become required reading for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in atmospheric chemistry at the introductory level. It would also be a useful introduction for anyone interested in this important and growing field of science, especially those from a non-chemical background.' Miroslav Radojevic, Chemistry in Britain

    '… highly recommended for the task of introducing this important subject to a range of students.' Anne M. Thompson, EOS

    '… this book can be highly recommended to students as well as other people interested in air chemistry.' Peter Winkler, Meteoroligische Zeistschrift

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    • Date Published: February 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778008
    • length: 276 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • contains: 63 b/w illus. 3 colour illus. 13 tables 54 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • 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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