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Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change 2nd Edition

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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.

About the Author

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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 1232 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Interscience; 2 edition (August 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0471720186
  • ISBN-13: 978-0471720188
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 2.1 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #130,642 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this textbook for a class on Atmospheric Processes. It goes into far more depth than I ever imagined, and you probably wouldn't see half of this material until quite a ways into your graduate degree in atmospheric science. That being said, it is absolutely comprehensive - there probably isn't a single thing you couldn't find somewhere in its pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Elvin T. Bounds on May 30, 2012
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I stumbled on this book at my public library. As a BS Chemical Engineer with 38 years of practice in the petroleum industry (including many years of work on air pollution,) I find this book to be a WONDERFUL CONCISE DIGEST of what it took me many years to try to find out on my own. The writing is clear, the use of Tables and Charts greatly helps in cementing the understanding of complex issues. I know of no other book which has the breadth of scope, the level of detail and the rigid application of good engineering practice to this evolving field.
I only hope that the second edition (2006) is followed up with a third edition to bring us up to date on the remarkable progress made in the past 10 or so years.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KatieK on October 26, 2012
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This is the standard book for any atmospheric chemist. I often use it daily to reference fundamental equations. The biggest problem with this edition of the book is that it falls apart. After having used it for one quarter it began to fall apart and now it is in several pieces. I would expect better from a textbook publisher. Since it is falling apart, it is harder to use. I have several other colleagues with the same problem, however, those that purchased the first edition still have a book that is intact. Consider getting the first edition or writing the publisher to tell them about the poor quality of the second edition binding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Youssef on February 7, 2012
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This book is one of the best sources for atmosphericc science knowledge. I recommend it specially for students and also for all scientists as a reference book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joe on November 15, 2013
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The content of book is good. But the amazon is not good as I expected. One of the book is broken (although the box is still good) when it delivered to me. So I guess Amazon just sold a broken book to me and won't replace it for me. They says there is none in stock. What's more, amazon did not allow my comments to be posted.
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By Yan on April 28, 2015
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