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Global tropospheric chemistry : a plan for action
National Research Council (U.S.). Global Tropospheric Chemistry Panel.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1984.
Physical Description:
xiii, 194 pages ; 28 cm
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Central Library QC881.2 .T75 N35 1984 Adult Mass Market Paperback Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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In a giant step toward managing today's pollution problems more effectively, this report lays out a framework to coordinate an interdisciplinary and international investigation of the chemical composition and cycles of the troposphere. The approach includes geographical surveys, field measurements, the development of appropriate models, and improved instrumentation.

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In the past decade, the study of several major atmospheric pollution problems has been hampered by inadequate information regarding the fundamental processes that control global tropospheric chemistry. This book outlines a National Academy of Sciences' proposal to create a broad, national research program to rectify this serious limitation. In addition to explaining the program's importance and proposing implementation plans, the book presents supporting papers by nationally known experts, who discuss present knowledge regarding the role of modeling, tropospheric chemical cycles, instrumentation development, and processes affecting chemical species distribution. Excellent, up-to-date bibliographies are provided. A valuable summary of recent developments in tropospheric chemical research, but readers without previous background will probably wish to refer to a more general work, such as E. Meszaros's Atmospheric Chemistry (1981). The book under review is a useful resource for readers interested in air pollution and is recommended for academic libraries that support environmental programs.-H.E. Pence, SUNY College at Oneonta

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