Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry

Author: Daniel Jacob
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400841547
Release Date: 1999-12-21
Genre: Science

Atmospheric chemistry is one of the fastest growing fields in the earth sciences. Until now, however, there has been no book designed to help students capture the essence of the subject in a brief course of study. Daniel Jacob, a leading researcher and teacher in the field, addresses that problem by presenting the first textbook on atmospheric chemistry for a one-semester course. Based on the approach he developed in his class at Harvard, Jacob introduces students in clear and concise chapters to the fundamentals as well as the latest ideas and findings in the field. Jacob's aim is to show students how to use basic principles of physics and chemistry to describe a complex system such as the atmosphere. He also seeks to give students an overview of the current state of research and the work that led to this point. Jacob begins with atmospheric structure, design of simple models, atmospheric transport, and the continuity equation, and continues with geochemical cycles, the greenhouse effect, aerosols, stratospheric ozone, the oxidizing power of the atmosphere, smog, and acid rain. Each chapter concludes with a problem set based on recent scientific literature. This is a novel approach to problem-set writing, and one that successfully introduces students to the prevailing issues. This is a major contribution to a growing area of study and will be welcomed enthusiastically by students and teachers alike.

Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry

Author: Peter Victor Hobbs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052177800X
Release Date: 2000-09-25
Genre: Nature

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.

An Introduction to Atmospheric Physics

Author: David G. Andrews
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521872201
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Genre: Science

This work offers a broad coverage of atmospheric physics, including atmospheric thermodynamics, radiative transfer, atmospheric fluid dynamics and elementary atmospheric chemistry.

Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences

Author: Peter V. Hobbs
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521785677
Release Date: 2000-09-04
Genre: Nature

Revised and updated in 2000, Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences provides a clear, concise grounding in the basic chemical principles required for studies of atmospheres, oceans, and earth and planetary systems. Undergraduate and graduate students with little formal training in chemistry can work through the chapters and the numerous exercises within this book before accessing the standard texts in the atmospheric chemistry, geochemistry, and the environmental sciences. The book covers the fundamental concepts of chemical equilibria, chemical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, solution chemistry, acid and base chemistry, oxidation-reduction reactions, and photochemistry. In a companion volume entitled Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (2000, Cambridge University Press) Peter Hobbs provides an introduction to atmospheric chemistry itself, including its applications to air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and climate change. Together these two books provide an ideal introduction to atmospheric chemistry for a variety of disciplines.

Progress and Problems in Atmospheric Chemistry

Author: John Roger Barker
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9810221134
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: Science

Atmospheric chemistry is central to understanding global changes ? ozone depletion, appearance of the polar ozone holes, and compositional changes which worsen the greenhouse effect. Because of its importance, work is progressing on many fronts.This volume emphasizes the troposhere and stratosphere and has chapters on gas phase, condensed phase, and heterogeneous chemistry. Present progress is emphasized, and important future directions are also described.This book fills a need not satisfied by any others and will be popular for some years to come. It informs students and newcomers to the field of the many facets of atmospheric chemistry and can be used as a text for advanced students. It is also a valuable desk reference summarizing activities by quite a number of the most active research groups.Chapter 18 by Kolb et al. on heterogeneous chemistry is especially noteworthy because it represents a unique joint effort by several groups working on a very timely subject; they describe a conceptual framework and establish conventions which will be standard in future papers on this subject.

Modeling of Atmospheric Chemistry

Author: Guy P. Brasseur
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781108210959
Release Date: 2017-06-19
Genre: Science

Mathematical modeling of atmospheric composition is a formidable scientific and computational challenge. This comprehensive presentation of the modeling methods used in atmospheric chemistry focuses on both theory and practice, from the fundamental principles behind models, through to their applications in interpreting observations. An encyclopaedic coverage of methods used in atmospheric modeling, including their advantages and disadvantages, makes this a one-stop resource with a large scope. Particular emphasis is given to the mathematical formulation of chemical, radiative, and aerosol processes; advection and turbulent transport; emission and deposition processes; as well as major chapters on model evaluation and inverse modeling. The modeling of atmospheric chemistry is an intrinsically interdisciplinary endeavour, bringing together meteorology, radiative transfer, physical chemistry and biogeochemistry, making the book of value to a broad readership. Introductory chapters and a review of the relevant mathematics make this book instantly accessible to graduate students and researchers in the atmospheric sciences.

Atmospheric Pollution

Author: Mark Z. Jacobson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521010446
Release Date: 2002-09-05
Genre: Nature

Accessible introductory textbook for students and researchers, and an introduction for general audiences.

Physik des erdnahen Weltraums

Author: Gerd Prölss
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642188077
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Science

Dieses Buch, das in die Gebiete, Methoden und Ergebnisse der Extraterrestrischen Physik einführen möchte, wendet sich an ein relativ breites Publikum. Vorausgesetzt werden lediglich Grundkenntnisse der Mathematik und Physik, wie sie in den ersten Semestern eines natur- oder ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Studiums erworben werden. Spezielleres Wissen wird im Zusammenhang mit dem jeweils betrachteten Phänomen abgeleitet. Es eignet sich daher sowohl zum Selbststudium für Quereinsteiger als auch vorlesungsbegleitend für alle Studentent der Fachrichtungen Physik, Geophysik, Meteorologie und Astronomie.

Environmental Science and Technology

Author: Stanley E. Manahan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420003215
Release Date: 2006-10-20
Genre: Science

Formally established by the EPA nearly 15 years ago, the concept of green chemistry is beginning to come of age. Although several books cover green chemistry and chemical engineering, none of them transfer green principles to science and technology in general and their impact on the future. Defining industrial ecology, Environmental Science and Technology: A Sustainable Approach to Green Science and Technology provides a general overview of green science and technology and their essential role in ensuring environmental sustainability. Written by a leading expert, the book provides the essential background for understanding green science and technology and how they relate to sustainability. In addition to the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere traditionally covered in environmental science books, this book is unique in recognizing the anthrosphere as a distinct sphere of the environment. The author explains how the anthrosphere can be designed and operated in a manner that does not degrade environmental quality and, in most favorable circumstances, may even enhance it. With the current emphasis shifting from end-of-pipe solutions to pollution prevention and control of resource consumption, green principles are increasingly moving into the mainstream. This book provides the foundation not only for understanding green science and technology, but also for taking its application to the next level.

Chemistry of Atmospheres

Author: Richard Peer Wayne
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019850375X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Science

' This popular book introduces chemists to the chemistry of the atmospheres of the earth and other planets. In the new edition of the chapter on stratosphere chemistry has been update to reflect our improved understanding of the catalytic cycles that destroy ozone, and the importance of heterogeneous chemistry' Aslib

Sounding the Troposphere from Space

Author: Peter Borrell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642188756
Release Date: 2012-02-02
Genre: Science

It is now possible to determine concentrations of trace constituents and pollutants in the lower atmosphere from space, a development which heralds a new era for tropospheric chemistry. The authors describe how to develop and validate methods for determining tropospheric trace constituents from satellite data, to encourage the use of these data by atmospheric chemists, and to explore the undoubted synergism which will develop between satellite and ground-based measurements, and will eventually give rise to a permanent observation system for the troposphere. The book comprises several comprehensive overviews, prepared by acknowledged experts in the field, together with a series of individual reports from investigators whose work represents the cutting edge of the subject. A variety of results, giving global distributions of several species and their modelling are reported. Most results stem from ESA satellite data, but there is also an account of the North American work in this field which has mainly concentrated on global distributions of ozone. It is fair to say that the field, as it develops, will revolutionize the way in which atmospheric chemistry is done. This timely book provides a good introduction for anyone with an interest in the future of the troposphere.

Atmospheric Chemical Compounds

Author: T. E. Graedel
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080918426
Release Date: 2012-12-02
Genre: Science

This practical reference examines the structure and properties of the atmosphere, including listings of compounds in clouds, fog, rain, snow, and ice; a listing of compounds detected in the stratosphere; and a compendium of compounds in indoor air. An introduction to carcinogenicity and bioassay of atmospheric compounds is also presented. Readers will find the extensive cross-referencing especially useful--compounds can be located by chemical type, name, CAS registry number, or source.

Physikalische Chemie

Author: Walter J. Moore
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110849684
Release Date: 1986-01-01
Genre: Science


Principles of Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Author: Richard M. Goody
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195093623
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

This text is an introduction to the basic principles of atmospheric physics and chemistry where all aspects of the lower and middle atmospheres, except for large-scale dynamics, are jointly treated as ultimate consequences of the solar radiation falling on the planet.

Angewandte Meteorologie

Author: Thomas Foken
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642255250
Release Date: 2016-06-24
Genre: Science

Gegenstand des Buchs sind die atmosphärischen Vorgänge im Lebensraum des Menschen. Damit liefert es die Grundlagen insbesondere für die Biometeorologie, Agrarmeteorologie, Hydrometeorologie, Umweltmeteorologie und technische Meteorologie sowie für die Biogeochemie. Der Autor behandelt Theorie, Messtechnik, experimentelle Verfahren und Modellierung so, dass die Themen jeweils für sich stehen und die Inhalte einzeln in Lehre, Forschung und Praxis genutzt werden können. Für die Neuauflage wurden das Literaturverzeichnis und einzelne Kapitel erweitert.