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Atmospheric chemistry and physics : from air pollution to climate change / John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis

Main Author Seinfeld, John H. Coauthor Pandis, Spyros N. Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd ed Publication New York : John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2006 Description XXVIII, 1203 p. ; 26 cm ISBN 0-471-72017-8
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Thoroughly restructured and updated with new findings and new features

The Second Edition of this internationally acclaimed text presents the latest developments in atmospheric science. It continues to be the premier text for both a rigorous and a complete treatment of the chemistry of the atmosphere, covering such pivotal topics as:
* Chemistry of the stratosphere and troposphere
* Formation, growth, dynamics, and properties of aerosols
* Meteorology of air pollution
* Transport, diffusion, and removal of species in the atmosphere
* Formation and chemistry of clouds
* Interaction of atmospheric chemistry and climate
* Radiative and climatic effects of gases and particles
* Formulation of mathematical chemical/transport models of the atmosphere

All chapters develop results based on fundamental principles, enabling the reader to build a solid understanding of the science underlying atmospheric processes. Among the new material are three new chapters: Atmospheric Radiation and Photochemistry, General Circulation of the Atmosphere, and Global Cycles. In addition, the chapters Stratospheric Chemistry, Tropospheric Chemistry, and Organic Atmospheric Aerosols have been rewritten to reflect the latest findings.

Readers familiar with the First Edition will discover a text with new structures and new features that greatly aid learning. Many examples are set off in the text to help readers work through the application of concepts. Advanced material has been moved to appendices. Finally, many new problems, coded by degree of difficulty, have been added. A solutions manual is available.

Thoroughly updated and restructured, the Second Edition of Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics is an ideal textbook for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a reference for researchers in environmental engineering, meteorology, chemistry, and the atmospheric sciences.

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Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Atmosphere
  • Atmosphere Composition, Global Cycles, and Lifetimes
  • Atmospheric Photochemistry and Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemistry of the Stratosphere
  • Chemistry of the Troposphere
  • Chemistry of the Atmospheric Aqueous Phase
  • Properties of the Atmospheric Aerosol
  • Dynamics of Single Aerosol Particles
  • Thermodynamics of Aerosols
  • Nucleation
  • Mass Transfer Aspects of Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Dynamics of Aerosol Populations
  • Organic Atmospheric Aerosols
  • Meteorology of Air Pollution
  • Cloud Physics
  • Micrometeorology
  • Atmospheric Diffusion Theories
  • Analytical Solutions for Atmospheric Diffusion: The Gaussian Plume Equation and Others
  • Dry Deposition
  • Wet Deposition
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate
  • Radiative Effects of Atmospheric Aerosols Visibility and Climate
  • Atmospheric Chemical Transport Models
  • Statistical Models
  • Appendices
  • Index

Reviews provided by Syndetics


The size and scope of this volume might be intimidating, but even the casual reader will be captivated by Seinfeld and Pandis's engaging mix of information and interpretation. After reading the carefully crafted description in the early chapters of the atmosphere and its chemical behavior, many readers will be motivated to plow into the more specialized chapters that systematically explore dynamic interactions of Earth's envelope of air. Although the physical and theoretical aspects of atmospheric chemistry and physics dominate this rigorous book, there is no sharp dividing line between applications and mathematical relationships. The subtitle could be described as an underlying theme that reflects human interest in pollution and global warming, but this description only adds unity to an all-purpose resource book that is attractively presented but a bit heavy to carry! Still, this book should be available to all beginning students, researchers, and research directors. All levels. R. M. Ferguson; Eastern Connecticut State University

Author notes provided by Syndetics

JOHN H. SEINFELD , PHD, is Louis E. Nohl Professor at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Seinfeld is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and the American Geophysical Union.

SPYROS N. PANDIS , PHD, is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece, and EliasResearch Professor of Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

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