Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry

ISBN-10: 0691001855

ISBN-13: 9780691001852

Edition: 2000

Authors: Daniel J. Jacob

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This work has been written to help students capture the essence of atmostpheric chemistry in a one-semester course of study. It introduces students to the fundamentals as well as the latest ideas and findings in the field at the end of the 20th century.
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 1/10/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 280
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Measures of Atmospheric Composition
Mixing Ratio
Number Density
Partial Pressure
Further Reading
Problems
Fog Formation
Phase Partitioning of Water in Cloud
The Ozone Layer
Atmospheric Pressure
Measuring Atmospheric Pressure
Mass of the Atmosphere
Vertical Profiles of Pressure and Temperature
Barometric Law
The Sea-Breeze Circulation
Problems
Scale Height of the Martian Atmosphere
Scale Height and Atmospheric Mass
Simple Models
One-Box Model
Concept of Lifetime
Mass Balance Equation
Multibox Models
Puff Models
Problems
Atmospheric Steady State
Ventilation of Pollution from the United States
Stratosphere- Troposphere Exchange
Interhemispheric Exchange
Long Range Transport of Acidity
Box versus Column Model for an Urban Airshed
The Montreal Protocol
Atmospheric Transport
Geostrophic Flow
Coriolis Force
Geostrophic Balance
The General Circulation
Vertical Transport
Buoyancy
Atmospheric Stability
Adiabatic Lapse Rate
Latent Heat Release from Cloud Formation
Atmospheric Lapse Rate
Turbulence
Description of Turbulence
Turbulent Flux
Parameterization of Turbulence
Time Scales for Vertical Transport
Further Readinng
Problems
Dilution of Power Plant Plumes
Short Questions on Atmospheric Transport
Seasonal Motion of the ITCZ
A Simple Boundary Layer Model
Breaking a Nightime Inversion
Wet Convection
Scavenging of Water in a Thunderstorm
Global Source of Methane
Role of Molecular Diffusion in Atmosheric Transport
Vertical Transport Near the Surface
The Continuity Equation
Eulerian Form
Derivation
Discretization
Lagrangian Form
Further Reading
Problems
Turbulent Diffusion Coefficient
Geochemical Cycles
Geochemical Cycling of Elements
Early Evolution of the Atmosphere
The Nitrogen Cycle
The Oxygen Cycle
The Carbon Cycle
Mass Balance of Atmospheric CO
Carbonate Chemistry in the Ocean
Uptake of CO by the Ocean
Uptake of CO2 by the Terrestrial Biosphere
Box Model of the Carbon Cycle
Further Reading
Problems
Short Questions on the Oxygen Cycle
Short Questions on the Carbon Cycle
Atmospheric Residence Time of Helium
Methyl Bromide
Global Fertilization of the Biosphere
Ocean pH
Cycling of CO2 with the Terrestrial Biosphere
Sinks of Atmospheric CO2 Deduced from Changes in Atmospheric O
Fossil Fuel CO 2 Neutralization by Marine CaCO
The Greenhouse Effect
Radiation
Effective Temperature of the Earth
Solar and Terrestrial Emission Spectra
Radiative Balance of the Earth
Absorption of Radiation by the Atmosphere
Spectroscopy of Gas Molecules
A Simple Greenhouse Model
Interpretation of the Terrestrial Radiation Spectrum
Radiative Forcing
Definition of Radiative Forcing
Application
Radiative Forcing and Surface Temperature
Water Vapor and Cloud Feedbacks
Water Vapor
Clouds
Optical Depth
Further Reading
Problems
Climate Response to Changes in Ozo
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