Springer Theses

The Biogeochemical Impacts of Forests and the Implications for Climate Change Mitigation

Authors: Scott, Catherine

  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the University of Leeds, UK
  • Demonstrates that forests have a greater impact on climate than previously thought
  • Explains how organic molecules emitted by forests impact atmospheric particles and the climate
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About this book

Forests and vegetation emit biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) into the atmosphere which, once oxidized, can partition into the particle phase, forming secondary organic aerosols (SOAs). This thesis reports on a unique and comprehensive analysis of the impact of BVOC emissions on atmospheric aerosols and climate. A state-of-the-art global aerosol microphysics model is used to make the first detailed assessment of the impact of BVOC emissions on aerosol microphysical properties, improving our understanding of the role of these emissions in affecting the Earth’s climate. The thesis also reports on the implications for the climate impact of forests. Accounting for the climate impacts of SOAs, taken together with the carbon cycle and surface albedo effects that have been studied in previous work, increases the total warming effect of global deforestation by roughly 20%.

About the authors

Before commencing doctoral studies, Catherine Scott received an MChem in Chemistry with Industrial Experience from the University of Manchester (2007) and an MSc in Energy and Environment from the University of Leeds (2009).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Scott, Catherine E.

    Pages 1-34

  • Model Description

    Scott, Catherine E.

    Pages 35-52

  • The Impact of Biogenic SOA on Particle and Cloud Condensation Nuclei Concentration

    Scott, Catherine E.

    Pages 53-73

  • The Radiative Impact of Biogenic SOA

    Scott, Catherine E.

    Pages 75-91

  • The Impact of Volatility Treatment on the Radiative Effect of Biogenic SOA

    Scott, Catherine E.

    Pages 93-106

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price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07851-9
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07850-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36214-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Biogeochemical Impacts of Forests and the Implications for Climate Change Mitigation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07851-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07851-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07850-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36214-4
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 132
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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