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.
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- 31st October 2002
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@from:J.W. Erisman @qu:...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. @source:Environmental Science & Policy @qu:...a must for scientific libraries. @source:The Naturalist @from:J. Speight @qu:...This book is a worthy addition to the bookshelves of environmental scientists, engineers, decision makers, and legislators. @source:Energy Sources @qu:...readers from both academia and administration will find stimulating ideas and areas in the book to direct scientific, technical and regulatory efforts. @source:International Journal of Environmental Analytical Chemistry
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA