Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere, 71


  • Peter Warneck, Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany


Researchers and graduate students in atmospheric science, biogeochemistry.


Book information

  • Published: October 1999
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-735632-7


"...a remarkable update to the first edition. With more than 500 references, it presents the most current scientific understanding of atmospheric processes in great detail and in a very comprehensive and illustrative of the best references available for atmospheric chemistry, covering all subjects of interest..." -K. Baumann, Georgia Institute of Technology, for AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY "Warneck closely follows the outline of the first edition, but he uses this opportunity to both discuss new developments and identify areas where more work is needed. This book should be useful to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers in the atmospheric sciences as well as scientists in related areas. Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students." --H. E. Pence, SUNY, for CHOICE "...the author has largely rewritten the book to include new information and better conform to SI units. The 12 chapters begin with basic atmosphere structure, photochemical processes, and then cover ozone, hydrocarbons, aerosols, sulfur, the geochemistry of CO2, and ends with atmosphere eveolution. The appendix includes 228 pages of citations. The book was written to provide reference for graduate students and could also serve as a text. It would be useful as well to those working in a variety of physical sciences." --BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAL METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, October 2000

Table of Contents

Bulk Composition, Structure, and Dynamics of the Atmosphere. Photochemical Processes and Elementary Reactions. Chemistry of the Stratosphere. Chemistry of the Troposphere: The Methane Oxidation Cycle. Ozone in the Troposphere. Hydrocarbons, Halocarbons, and Other Volatile Organic Compounds. The Atmospheric Aerosol. Chemistry of Clouds and Precipitation. Nitrogen Compounds in the Troposphere. Sulfur Compounds in the Atmosphere. Geochemistry of Carbon Dioxide. The Evolution of the Atmosphere. References. Appendix: Supplementary Tables.