Asian Atmospheric Pollution

Asian Atmospheric Pollution

Sources, Characteristics and Impacts

1st Edition - August 31, 2021

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  • Editor: Ramesh P. Singh
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128166932
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166949

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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.

Key Features

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • 1. Sources of Atmospheric Pollution in Asia
    2. Air Pollution: Facts, Causes and Impacts
    3. Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Issues in Asia
    4. Atmospheric aerosols from open burning in South and Southeast Asia
    5. Role of Meteorology in Atmospheric Aerosols and Air Pollution Over South Asia
    6. Role of Carbonaceous Aerosols in Asian Pollution
    7. Atmospheric Pollution and Solar Ultraviolet Radiation in Asia
    8. Distribution of reactive trace gases over South Asia: Observations and modelling
    9. Response of Plants to Atmospheric Air Pollution: An Asian Perspective
    10. Air Quality in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries
    11. Satellite observations of Ammonia over South Asia
    12. Applications of satellite data in Air Quality Management in India
    13. Impact of Emissions from Coal-Based Thermal Power plants
    14. Ground and Satellite measurements of Tropospheric NO2 over India
    15. Ozone and aerosols over the Tibetan Plateau
    16. Vertical Profiles of Trace Gases in the Troposphere over South Asia
    17. Surface ozone in Indian urban regions
    18. Biomass burning in China and its impacts
    19. Tropospheric Ozone concentration over Pakistan
    20. Atmospheric pollution over North East India
    21. Emission of Black Carbon and other Particulate Matter from Transportation Sector
    22. Characteristics and Sources of Atmospheric Particulate Matter and Health Risk in Southwest China
    23. Sources of Atmospheric Lead (Pb) over Indian Cities and Health Impact
    24. Sources of Poor Air Quality and long term variability over Kolkata
    25. Long Range Global Transport and Characterization of Dust
    26. The optical and microwave characteristics of Dust storms over the Indo-Gangetic Plains 
    27. Effect Of Cyclones On Atmospheric And Meteorological Parameters

Product details

  • No. of pages: 580
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 31, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128166932
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128166949

About the Editor

Ramesh P. Singh

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Chapman University, USA

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