Air Pollution Science for the 21st Century

Air Pollution Science for the 21st Century

1st Edition - July 1, 2002

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  • Editors: J. Austin, P. Brimblecombe, W.T. Sturges
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080526904

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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.

Table of 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.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 686
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 2002
  • Published: July 1, 2002
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080526904

About the Editors

J. Austin

P. Brimblecombe

W.T. Sturges

Affiliations and Expertise

Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA

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