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Main Title Introduction to atmospheric chemistry /
Author Jacob, Daniel J.,
Publisher Princeton University Press,
Year Published 1999
OCLC Number 40964875
ISBN 9780691001852; 0691001855
Subjects Atmospheric chemistry. ; Milieuchemie. ; Atmosfeer.
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Table of contents
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  QC879.6.J33 1999 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/31/2011
Collation xii, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Measures of atmospheric composition -- Atmospheric pressure -- Simple models -- Atmospheric transport -- The continuity equation -- Geochemical cycles -- The greenhouse effect -- Aerosols -- Chemical kinetics -- Stratospheric ozone -- Oxidizing power of the troposphere -- Ozone air pollution -- Acid rain. "Atmospheric chemistry is one of the fastest growing fields in the earth sciences. Until now, however, there has been no book designed to help students capture the essence of the subject in a brief course of study. Daniel Jacob, a leading researcher and teacher in the field, addresses that problem by presenting the first textbook on atmospheric chemistry for a one-semester course. Based on the approach he developed in his class at Harvard. Jacob introduces students in clear and concise chapters to the fundamentals as well as the latest ideas and findings in the field. Jacob's aim is to show students how to use basic principles of physics and chemistry to describe a complex system such as the atmosphere. He also seeks to give students an overview of the current state of research and the work that led to this point"--