Description

Written by a distinguished international scientist, who has made fundamental contributions on the climatic relationship between air pollution and meteorology, the book provides a compendium of realistic examples of air pollution behaviour. After commencing with a general survey he takes us through a study of diffusion mechanisms including pollution from industrial chimneys and road traffic. Air pollution meteorology covers boundary layer scaling, pre-processing meteorological data, air quality management, urban meteorology, and atmospheric chemistry (oxides of nitrogen are central to ozone chemistry) with accounts of typical air pollution episodes and a brief dictionary of air pollutants.

Key Features

  • Provides a compendium of realistic examples of air pollution behaviour
  • Includes a comprehensive study of diffusion mechanisms, including pollution from industrial chimneys and road traffic
  • Covers boundary layer scaling, pre-processing meteorological data, air quality management, urban meteorology, air pollution and atmospheric chemistry

Readership

Undergraduate and technical program students

Table of Contents

The meteorological scene; Chimneys: Purpose and design; Dispersal in theory and practice; Acid rain and development of gas washing; Environmental costs and benefits: A matrix for comparison of sources; Technical dictionary of air pollutants; References and index.

Details

No. of pages:
160
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2002
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Print ISBN:
9781898563938
Electronic ISBN:
9781782424369

Reviews

The outstanding feature of this book is its extensive collection of photographs showing a variety of conditions that relate to pollution distribution in the air. ...Recommended for undergraduates, technical program students and general readers, Choice