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ISSI Scientific Report Series

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective

Editors: Bouarar, Idir, Wang, Xuemei, Brasseur, Guy P. (Eds.)

  • Includes fundamental information for policy-makers, environmental managers and other practitioners
  • Discusses application of concepts related to atmospheric chemistry and meteorology to real air pollution situations
  • Presents the use of satellite information together with surface measurements and models to address air pollution events
  • Presents guidelines for future actions to mitigate air pollution
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About this book

This book, written by an international group of experts from China, Europe and the USA, presents a broad and comprehensive analysis of the chemical and meteorological processes responsible for the formation of air pollutants in eastern Asia, and in particular for the development of severe pollution episodes observed primarily during winter in the northeastern part of China. With the rapid population growth, economic development and urbanization occurring in Asia, air pollution has become a major environmental problem in this part of the world. The book is organized around six distinct parts. The first part of the volume offers a general perspective on issues related to air pollution including persistent haze events in eastern and southern Asia. The second part presents an overview of air pollution sources (i.e., anthropogenic and biomass burning sources). The third part analyzes in-situ observations of chemical species in China, while the fourth part focuses on space observations of gas-phase and aerosol species. The modeling aspects are treated in the fifth part of the volume, which includes a presentation of several air quality forecast systems and an assessment of the role of urbanization on air pollution levels. Finally, the effects of air pollution on health and crop productivity in China are discussed in the last part of the book. The book also presents an integrated view of past and present situations in Asia and provides the scientific basis from which mitigation policies can be established and air quality can be improved.


Audience: This book is written for scientists, educators, students, environmental managers, policy-makers and leaders in public administration and private corporations who wish to use science-based information to mitigate air pollution. The book should help decision-makers to design effective policies for air quality improvement and to successfully manage short-term air pollution episodes that substantially affect people’s quality of life and strongly impact the economy.

About the authors

Idir Bouarar is a scientist at the Environmental Modeling Group of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany. His research activities are devoted to atmospheric sciences, modeling of air pollution at the global and regional scales and development of state-of-the-art air quality prediction systems.
Guy P. Brasseur is the Leader of Environmental Modeling Group at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany, and a Distinguished Scholar at the National center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, CO. His scientific interests include atmospheric sciences and air quality, climate change, and science-policy interactions.


Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Overview of Persistent Haze Events in China

    Zhang, Renyi (et al.)

    Pages 3-25

  • An Overview of Air Quality Modeling Activities in South Asia

    Kumar, Rajesh (et al.)

    Pages 27-47

  • Sources and Chemical Composition of Particulate Matter During Haze Pollution Events in China

    Huang, Ru-Jin (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Photochemical Smog in Southern China: A Synthesis of Observations and Model Investigations of the Sources and Effects of Nitrous Acid

    Wang, Tao (et al.)

    Pages 69-85

  • Connection Between East Asian Air Pollution and Monsoon System

    Chin, Mian (et al.)

    Pages 87-103

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59489-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59488-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective
Editors
  • Idir Bouarar
  • Xuemei Wang
  • Guy P. Brasseur
Series Title
ISSI Scientific Report Series
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59489-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59489-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59488-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 504
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 183 illustrations in colour
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