Air Pollution, Climate, and Health

Air Pollution, Climate, and Health

An Integrated Perspective on Their Interactions

1st Edition - April 14, 2021

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  • Editors: Meng Gao, Zifa Wang, Gregory Carmichael
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203958
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201237

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Air Pollution, Climate and Health integrates the current understanding of the issues of air pollution, climate change and human health. The book provides a comprehensive overview of these issues to help readers gain a better understanding of how they interact and impact air quality and public health.  Regional examples from across the globe include issues related to PM 2.5, haze, winter pollution, heat related mortality and aerosols. These issues are addressed utilizing current research and laboratory-based, observation-based, and modeling-based analysis.  This is an essential resource for all professionals investigating the impacts of climate change or air pollution on human health.

Key Features

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the interactions between climate change, air quality and human health
  • Includes evidence-based findings to help clarify the mechanisms on how air pollution impacts climate and how a changing climate is impacting those pollutants
  • Covers a number of pollution sources and products impacting climate change, including energy, haze, particulate matter, aerosols, PM 2.5 and transport

Readership

Researchers and professionals in Climate Change Adaptation, Climate Services, Public Health. Atmospheric Scientists, Environmental and Civil Engineers

Table of Contents

  • General Perspective
    1. Overview of climate change, air quality, and human health

    Air pollution affects climate
    2. Short-Lived Climate Forcing Agents and Their Roles in Climate Change
    3. Attribution of aerosol direct radiative forcing in China and India to emitting sectors

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: April 14, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128203958
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128201237

About the Editors

Meng Gao

Dr Meng Gao is an Assistant Professor at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research explores the formation mechanism of extreme air pollution events, and the link between climate change, air pollution and health impacts. He was invited to participate in the Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists (ACCESS XIV) 2017. He is leading the topic related to aerosol feedbacks on air quality and climate in a large international model inter-comparison study in which 30 research groups are involved. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers to date

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University

Zifa Wang

Dr Zifa Wang, Professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Wang is a world-renowned leader in the development of air quality models. He played an important role in the development of the CFORS (Chemical weather FORecasting System) model in Japan, and his NAQPMS (Nested Air Quality Prediction Modeling System) is widely used to predict air quality by Chinese government. He has published nearly 300 peer-reviewed publications, has earned various prestigious awards, including the second-class State Science and Technology Progress Award.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Gregory Carmichael

Dr Gregory R. Carmichael has a BS, MS and PhD in chemical engineering and has done extensive research related to air quality and its environmental impacts. He is currently the Karl Kammermeyer professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa. He also serves as chair of the Environmental Pollution and Atmospheric Chemistry Scientific Steering Committee of the World Meteorological Organization. He is fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU), and fellow of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He is a leader in the development and application of chemical transport models at scales ranging from local to global. He has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers to date. The majority of his recent papers deal with the development and application of chemical transport models (CTM) to studies in regional atmospheric chemistry, air quality and climate.

Affiliations and Expertise

Karl Kammermeyer Professor of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, University of Iowa, USA

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