Environmental Sciences

Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone

Human Activities versus Natural Variability

Authors: Cracknell, Arthur Philip, Varotsos, Costas A.

  • Explains how remote sensing provides information on atmospheric ozone related problems facing humanity
  • Provides scientific evidence of the use of remote sensing instrumentation to monitor atmospheric ozone depletion
  • Stimulates discussion and research in the field of longer terms problems in remote sensing and ozone
  • Provides a sound grounding in the fundamentals of current research work on atmospheric ozone
  • Looks at remote sensing and its employment in the various aspects of ozone science
  • Examines the traditional methods of studying atmospheric ozone
  • Demonstrates the key role played by remote sensing in the success of the Montreal Protocol, which bans the manufacture and use of substances that damage the ozone layer
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The destruction of the ozone layer, together with global warming, is one of the hot environmental topics of today. This book examines the effect of human activities on atmospheric ozone, namely the increase of tropospheric ozone and the general diminution of stratospheric ozone and the production of the Antarctic ozone hole. Also discussed is the role of remote sensing techniques in the understanding of the effects of human activities on atmospheric ozone as well as in the development of social and political awareness of the damage to the ozone layer by man-made chemicals, principally CFCs. This led to the formulation and ratification in 1989 of the Montreal Protocol on controlling/banning the manufacture and use of chemicals that damage the ozone layer. Since then, remote sensing has played a key role in monitoring atmospheric ozone concentration and determining the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer from further damage. In this book, the renowned authors discuss the sophisticated instruments that have been launched into space to study not only ozone but also other trace gases in the atmosphere, some of which play a key role in the generation and destruction of ozone in the atmosphere. Professors Cracknell and Varotsos also examine the satellite-flown instruments which are involved in monitoring the absorption of solar ultraviolet light in the atmosphere in relation both to the generation and destruction of ozone and consequently to human health. This scholarly book, written by the foremost experts in the field, looks at remote sensing and its employment in the various aspects of ozone science. It is widely acknowledged that global warming, due to anthropogenic greenhouse gases emissions, represents a threat to the sustainability of human life on Earth. However, many other threats are potentially just as serious, including atmospheric pollution, ozone depletion, water pollution, the degradation of agricultural land, deforestation, the depletion of the world's mineral resources and population growth.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The traditional measurement of ozone concentration in the atmosphere

    Cracknell, Arthur P. (et al.)

    Pages 1-78

  • Satellite systems for studies of atmospheric ozone

    Cracknell, Arthur P. (et al.)

    Pages 79-147

  • Intercomparisons between various atmospheric ozone datasets

    Cracknell, Arthur P. (et al.)

    Pages 149-254

  • The dynamics of atmospheric ozone

    Cracknell, Arthur P. (et al.)

    Pages 255-337

  • The Montreal Protocol

    Cracknell, Arthur P. (et al.)

    Pages 339-378

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eBook $229.00
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Hardcover $299.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-50569-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone
Book Subtitle
Human Activities versus Natural Variability
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Sciences
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-10334-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-10334-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-10333-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50569-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 662
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishng, UK
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