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Low-Temperature Chemistry of the Atmosphere

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Low- Temperature Chemistry of the Atmosphere, held at Maratea, Italy, August 29-September 11, 1993

Series: Nato ASI Subseries I:, Vol. 21

Moortgat, G.K., Barnes, A.J., Le Bras, G., Sodeau, J.R. (Eds.)

Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994, VIII, 544 pp.

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Presented here are authoritative and up-to-date assessments of the homogenous and heterogenous chemical and physical processes occuring in the troposphere and stratosphere, especially during the "ozone hole" event. The book begins with an overview of atmospheric chemistry, followed by reviews of relevant homogenous reactions in the gas phase and the microphysics and physical chemistry of heterogenous processes that occur on, or in aerosols, rain and ice. Low temperature laboratory studies are compared with related fieldwork measurements, particularly in relation to the formation and composition of polar stratospheric clouds. Also discussed are measurements in glacial ice. Finally chemical modelling of the troposphere and stratosphere, including heterogenous processes, is reviewed.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Atmospheric Chemistry - Chemie der Atmosphäre - Chemie der Stratosphäre - Chemie der Troposphäre - Ozone Hole - Ozonloch - Stratospheric Chemistry - Tropospheric Chemistry - temperature

Related subjects » Environmental Toxicology - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity - Paleoenvironmental Sciences - Physical Chemistry - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

Atmospheric Chemistry: Introduction.- The Elements of Stratospheric and Tropospheric Chemistry.- Clouds, Rain and Aerosols.- Gas Phase Homogeneous Kinetics.- Laboratory Kinetics at Low Temperature.- Atmospheric Photochemistry and Spectroscopy.- Nucleation Processes in the Atmosphere.- Aqueous Solution Chemistry.- Phase Diagrams.- Surface Chemistry.- Heterogeneous Chemistry and Kinetics.- Laboratory Studies of Heterogeneous Reactions.- Chemistry in Sulfate Aerosols.- Surface Spectroscopy.- Spectroscopic Studies of PSCs.- Matrix Isolation Spectroscopy: Technique and Applications.- Photochemistry in and on Low Temperature Solid Materials.- Cryogenic Sampling Techniques.- Ice Core Chemistry: Implications for our Past Atmosphere.- Trends in Global Distribution of Trace Gases Inferred from Polar Ice Cores.- Global Tropospheric Chemistry.- Modelling the Chemistry and Micro-Physics of the Cold Stratosphere.

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