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Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change

Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195105216

Cover of Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change 99 (ISBN 978-0195105216)
ISBN13: 978-0195105216
ISBN10: 0195105214

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1999
International: No

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Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Change - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0195105216

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ISBN13: 978-0195105216
ISBN10: 0195105214

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Changepresents an integrated examination of chemical processes in the atmosphere, focusing on global-scale problems and their role in the evolution of the Earth system. Taking a largely interdisciplinary approach, it features the collective efforts of a group of scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), as well as other experts from several universities and national laboratories. Topics discussed include the fundamental physical, chemical, and biological processes that affect the atmospheric composition; the chemical mechanisms that affect the production and the fate of important chemical compounds; and the techniques used to investigate the chemical processes in the atmosphere. The book concludes with discussions on global problems related to the atmosphere (stratospheric ozone depletion, changes in greenhouse gases, and global chemical pollution), the relationship between the atmosphere and the global climate, and the long-term chemical evolution of the atmosphere. Each chapter features a brief essay by a leader in the field and includes a large number of current references. Ideal for graduate courses in atmospheric chemistry and atmospheric science,Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Changealso serves as an authoritative and practical reference for scientists studying the Earth's atmosphere. Support materials for the book are available via the website http://acd.ucar.edu/textbook

Table of Contents

Preface List of Authors List of Frequently-Used Symbols 1. Atmospheric Chemistry and the Earth's System 1.1. Introduction 1.2. The Earth System Further Reading Ralph J. Cicerone: Essay: Atmospheric Chemistry and the Earth System Part 1: Fundamentals 2. Atmospheric Dynamics and Transport 2,1. Introduction 2.2. The Governing Equations 2.3. Constraints on Atmospheric Motion 2.4. Zonal Means and Eddies 2.5. Atmospheric Waves 2.6. Tropospheric Circulation and Transport 2.7. Stratospheric Circulation and Transport 2.8. Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange Further Reading Michael McIntyre: Essay: Why Understand Dynamics - And What Is ''Understanding'' Anyway? 3. Chemical and Photochemical Processes 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Radiation 3.3. Photophysical and Photochemical Processes 3.4. Chemical Reactions 3.5. Catalytic Cycles 3.6. Role of Excited States 3.7. Measurements of Rates Coefficients 3.8. Lifetimes in the Atmospheres 3.9. The Steady State Approximation Further Reading Harold Schiff: Essay: When Do We Know Enough about Atmospheric Chemistry? 4. Chemical and Photochemical Processes 4.1. Introduction 4.2. Overview of the Atmospheric Aerosol 4.3. The Role of Clouds in Tropospheric Chemistry 4.4. Single-Particle Physical Characteristics 4.5. Gas-to-Particle Conversion 4.6. Acid-Base Reactions of Aerosol Particles 4.7. Removal of Aerosols 4.8. Solubility of Gases in Particles 4.9. Mass Transfer Rates 4.10. Aqueous Reaction Further Reading Richard Turco: Essay: Aerosols and Clouds: A Postscript 5. Trace gas Exchanges and Biogeochemical Cycles 5.1. Introductions 5.2. Surface Exchanges 5.3. The Global Water Cycle 5.4. The Global Carbon Cycle 5.5. The Global Nitrogen Cycle 5.6. The Global Sulfur Cycle 5.7. Halogens Further Reading James Lovelock: Essays: The View from Outside Part 2: Chemical Families 6. Hydrogen Compounds 6.1. Importance of Atmospheric Hydrogen Compounds 6.2. Scope and Definitions 6.3. Sources of Hydrogen Compunds to the Atmosphere 6.4. Chemistry of Hydrogen Compou
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