Atmospheric Pollution History, Science, and Regulation

ISBN-10: 0521010446

ISBN-13: 9780521010443

Edition: 2002

Authors: Mark Z. Jacobson
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Description: Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science, and Regulation provides a comprehensive introduction to the history and science of major air pollution issues. The book begins with an introduction to the basic atmospheric chemistry and the history of discovery of chemicals in the atmosphere, and then moves on to a discussion of the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere. It then provides a comprehensive and accessible discussion of the five major atmospheric pollution topics: urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone reduction, and global climate change. The book contains numerous student examples and problems, over 200 color illustrations, and will form an ideal introductory textbook for a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses on atmospheric pollution. It will also form a valuable reference text for researchers, and an introduction to the subject for general audiences.

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Book details

List price: $110.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/5/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 412
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.222
Language: English

Mark Z. Jacobson is Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Woods Institute for the Environment and of the Precourt Institute for Energy. He has been on the faculty at Stanford since 1994. His research involves the development and application of numerical models to understand the effects of energy systems, vehicles and other emission sources on climate and air pollution and the analysis of renewable energy resources. He received the 2005 American Meteorological Society Henry G. Houghton Award, based in part on his discovery that black carbon may be the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide. He co-authored a 2009 cover article in Scientific American (with Dr Mark DeLucchi) on how to power the world with renewable energy. In 2010 he was appointed to the Energy Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee by the US Secretary of Energy. He has taught courses on Atmospheric Pollution and Climate; Weather and Storms; Air Pollution Modeling; and Numerical Weather Prediction. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and another textbook: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Modeling (Second Edition, 2005; Cambridge University Press).

Preface
Acknowledgments
Basics and History of Discovery of Atmospheric Chemicals
Basic Definitions
History of Discovery of Elements and Compounds of Atmospheric Importance
Chemical Structure and Reactivity
Chemical Reactions and Photoprocesses
Lifetimes of Chemicals
Summary
Problems
The Sun, the Earth, and the Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere
The Sun and Its Origin
Spectra of the Radiation of the Sun and the Earth
Primordial Evolution of the Earth and Its Atmosphere
Summary
Problems
Structure and Composition of the Present-Day Atmosphere
Air Pressure and Density Structure
Processes Affecting Temperature
Temperature Structure of the Atmosphere
Equation of State
Composition of the Present-Day Atmosphere
Characteristics of Selected Gases and Aerosol Particle Components
Summary
Problems
Urban Air Pollution
History and Early Regulation of Urban Air Pollution
Chemistry of the Background Troposphere
Chemistry of Photochemical Smog
Pollutant Removal
Summary
Problems
Aerosol Particles in Smog and the Global Environment
Size Distributions
Sources and Compositions of New Particles
Processes Affecting Particle Size
Summary of the Composition of Aerosol Particles
Aerosol Particle Morphology and Shape
Health Effects of Aerosol Particles
Summary
Problems
Effects of Meteorology on Air Pollution
Forces
Winds
Global Circulation of the Atmosphere
Semipermanent Pressure Systems
Thermal Pressure Systems
Effects of Large-Scale Pressure Systems on Air Pollution
Effects of Local Meteorology on Air Pollution
Summary
Problems
Effects of Pollution on Visibility, Ultraviolet Radiation, and Atmospheric Optics
Processes Affecting Solar Radiation in the Atmosphere
Visibility
Colors in the Atmosphere
Summary
Problems
Project
International Regulation of Urban Smog Since the 1940s
Regulation in the United States
Pollution Trends and Regulations Outside the United States
Summary
Problems
Indoor Air Pollution
Pollutants in Indoor Air and Their Sources
Sick Building Syndrome
Regulation of Indoor Air Pollution
Summary
Problems
Acid Deposition
Historical Aspects of Acid Deposition
Causes of Acidity
Sulfuric Acid Deposition
Nitric Acid Deposition
Effects of Acid Deposition
Natural and Artificial Neutralization of Lakes and Soils
Recent Regulatory Control of Acid Deposition
Summary
Problems
Global Stratospheric Ozone Reduction
Structure of the Present-Day Ozone Layer
Relationship between the Ozone Layer and UV Radiation
Chemistry of the Natural Ozone Layer
Recent Changes to the Ozone Layer
Effects of Chlorine on Global Ozone Reduction
Effects of Bromine on Global Ozone Reduction
Regeneration Rates of Stratospheric Ozone
Antarctic Ozone Depletion
Effects of Enhanced UV-B Radiation on Life and Ecosystems
Regulation of CFCs
Summary
Problems
The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
The Temperature on the Earth in the Absence of a Greenhouse Effect
The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming
Recent and Historical Temperature Trends
Feedbacks and Other Factors That May Affect Global Temperatures
Possible Consequences of Global Warming
Regulatory Control of Global Warming
Summary
Problems
Essay Questions
Conversions and Constants
References
Photograph Sources
Index
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