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Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts provides a concise yet comprehensive treatment of all aspects of pollution and air quality monitoring, across all of Asia. It focuses on key regions of the world and details a variety of sources, their transport mechanism, long term variability and impacts on climate at local and regional scales. It also discusses the feedback on pollutants, on different meteorological parameters like radiative forcing, fog formations, precipitation, cloud characteristics and more. Drawing upon the expertise of multiple well-known authors from different countries to underline some of these key issues, it includes sections dedicated to treatment of pollutant sources, studying of pollutants and trace gases using satellite/station based observations and models, transport mechanisms, seasonal and inter-annual variability and impact on climate, health and biosphere in general.
Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts is a useful resource for scientists and students to understand the sources and dynamics of atmospheric pollution as well as their transport from one continent to other continents, helping the atmospheric modelling community to model different scenarios of the pollution, gauge its short term and long term impacts across regional to global scales and better understand the ramifications of episodic events.
- Covers all of Asia in detail in terms of pollution
- Focuses not only on local pollution, but on long-term transport of these pollutants and their impacts on other regions as well as the globe
- Includes discussion of both particulate matter and greenhouse gases
- Serves as a single resource on Asian air pollution and Impacts from the most current research across the globe including the US, Asia, Africa and Europe
Scientists, students and professionals in Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing, Climate and Environmental Science
- An Overview of Atmospheric Pollution in Asian countries
2. Sources of Pollutants
3. Long range Transport and Sources
4. Monitoring of Pollution
5. Seasonal Characteristics of Pollution
6. Spatio- and Temporal Variability
7. Status of Ozone over Asia
8. Atmospheric Pollution: Impact on the Environment
9. Atmospheric Pollution: Societal Impacts
10. Impact on Long Term Climate
11. Future Trends in Pollution Monitoring
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 1st June 2021
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Ramesh P. Singh, Professor, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Chapman University, CA, USA. Dr Singh was a Professor with George Mason University, Virginia, USA during 2007-2009 and Distinguished Visiting Professor (2003-2005) with the Centre of Earth Observing Space Research. He was Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India during 1986-2007. His main areas of interests are Natural Hazards, Seismic Risk evaluation and Urban environment and Atmospheric pollution. He has supervised Master and Ph.D. students in the fields of Remote Sensing, Engineering Geosciences, Natural Hazards and Atmospheric pollution and Applied Geophysics. Dr. Singh has published more than 200 Journals publications and edited several books. He is the recipient of Indian National Remote Sensing, National Mineral and Hari Om Ashram Prerit awards. He visited Free University Berlin, Germany as an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and Hirosaki University, Japan as a JSPS Fellow. He is member of the International Committees on GeoRisk Commission and EMSEV Bureau and has been Editor In Chief for several remote sensing journals.
School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Chapman University, USA
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