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Air Pollution Science for the 21st Century, 1

Acid rain, photochemistry, long-range transport of pollutants, greenhouse gas emissions and aerosols have dominated tropospheric air pollution for the last 30 years of the 20th century. At the start of the 21st century, acid rain is subject to planned improvement in Europe and North America, but is still a growing problem in Asia. Tropospheric ozone is understood much better, but the problem is still with us, and desirable levels are difficult to achieve over continental Europe.

The heterogeneous chemistry that is responsible for ozone depletion in the stratosphere is now reasonably clear, but there is on-going interest in the sources and sinks of CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) replacements in the troposphere. There is also increasing interest in indoor air quality, and the origin and health implications of atmospheric particles. Perhaps most important on a global perspective, intensive research has not yet determined the relationship between greenhouse gases, aerosols and surface temperature. The climactic implications of these are now more urgent than ever.

This book, the first in the Developments in Environmental Science series, consists of a collection of authoritative reviews and essays on the science and application of air pollution research at the start of this new century.

Hardbound, 686 pages

Published: October 2002

Imprint: Pergamon

ISBN: 978-0-08-044119-1

Reviews

  • ...There is no doubt that this first book of the Elsevier series on the Developments in Environmental Science provides a valuable collection of review papers and will be used as a reference to get a quick overview of the different subjects on air pollution issues.
    J.W. Erisman, Environmental Science & Policy


    ...a must for scientific libraries.
    The Naturalist
    ...This book is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of environmental scientists, engineers, decision makers, and legislators.
    J. Speight, Energy Sources
    ...readers from both academia and administration will find stimulating ideas and areas in the book to direct scientific, technical and regulatory efforts.
    International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry

Contents

  • Introduction to the Book Series. Foreword. 1. Urban air quality(J. Fenger). 2. New Directions: Sustainability in strategic air quality planning (M.E. Chang). 3. Indoor air quality and health(A.P. Jones). 4. Exposure assessment of air pollutants: a review on spatial heterogeneity and indoor/outdoor/personal exposure to suspended particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone(C. Monn). 5. New Directions: Reducing the toxicity of vehicle exhaust (R.L. Maynard). 6. The transport sector as a source of air pollution (R.N. Colvile et al.). 7. New Directions: Air pollution and road traffic in developing countries (A. Faiz, P.J. Sturm). 8. New Directions: Assessing the real impact of CO2 emissions trading by the aviation industry(D.S. Lee, R. Sausen). 9. The atmospheric chemistry of sulphur and nitrogen in power station plumes (C.N. Hewitt). 10. New Directions: Fugitive emissions identified by chemical fingerprinting(J. Peters, A. Stephens). 11. Ozone and other secondary photochemical pollutants: chemical processes governing their formation in the planetary boundary layer (M.E. Jenkin, K.C. Clemitshaw). 12. The relation between ozone, NOx and hydrocarbons in urban and polluted rural environments (S. Sillman). 13. New Directions: VOCs and biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks (J.D. Fuentes et al.). 14. Chemistry of HOx radicals in the upper troposphere (L. Jaeglé et al.). 15. Future Directions: Satellite observations of tropospheric chemistry (H.B. Singh, D.J. Jacob). 16. New Directions: Rebuilding the climate change negotiations (P. Pernstich). 17. A review of atmospheric aerosol measurements (P.H. McMurry). 18. Formation and cycling of aerosols in the global troposphere(F. Raes et al.). 19. New Directions: Particle air pollution down under(L. Morawska). 20. Review and intercomparison of operational methods for the determination of the mixing height(P. Seibert et al.). 21. Computation, accuracy and applications of trajectories - A review and bibliography(A. Stohl). 22. Future Directions: Could transgenic mice hear pollution?(J.G.T. Hill, M. Lythe). 23. Future Directions: The case for a "Law of the Atmosphere" (A. Najam). Keyword Index.

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