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Atmospheric Aerosols

Properties and Climate Impacts

Authors: Boucher, Olivier

  • The book is a one stop textbook for the role of atmospheric aerosols in climate; it covers basic properties, observations techniques, remote sensing, climate effects, links to biogeochemical cycles, and geoengineering
  • The book shows a lot of pedagogy. It starts from the fundamentals and brings the reader up to the level of the peer-reviewed scientific literature on the subject
  • The book contains exercises and their solutions, with numerical applications`
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About this Textbook

This textbook aims to be a one stop shop for those interested in aerosols and their impact on the climate system. It starts with some fundamentals on atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric radiation and cloud physics, then goes into techniques used for in-situ and remote sensing measurements of aerosols, data assimilation, and discusses aerosol-radiation interactions, aerosol-cloud interactions and the multiple impacts of aerosols on the climate system. The book aims to engage those interested in aerosols and their impacts on the climate system: graduate and PhD students, but also post-doctorate fellows who are new to the field or would like to broaden their knowledge. The book includes exercises at the end of most chapters.

Atmospheric aerosols are small (microscopic) particles in suspension in the atmosphere, which play multiple roles in the climate system. They interact with the energy budget through scattering and absorption of solar and terrestrial radiation. They also serve as cloud condensation and ice nuclei with impacts on the formation, evolution and properties of clouds. Finally aerosols also interact with some biogeochemical cycles. Anthropogenic emissions of aerosols are responsible for a cooling effect that has masked part of the warming due to the increased greenhouse effect since pre-industrial time. Natural aerosols also respond to climate changes as shown by observations of past climates and modelling of the future climate.

About the authors

Olivier Boucher's research interests include climate change, regional to global air pollution, aerosol-radiation-cloud interactions, data assimilation of satellite observations in atmospheric models for monitoring the atmospheric composition of the atmosphere, atmosphere-biosphere couplings and biogeochemical feedbacks in the Earth System, impact of irrigation on climate, impact of aviation on climate, climate mitigation policies, climate metrics, and integrated assessment modelling. Prof. Boucher is currently Directeur de Recherche at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • General Introduction

    Boucher, Olivier

    Pages 1-8

  • Atmospheric Aerosols

    Boucher, Olivier

    Pages 9-24

  • Physical, Chemical and Optical Aerosol Properties

    Boucher, Olivier

    Pages 25-49

  • Aerosol Modelling

    Boucher, Olivier

    Pages 51-81

  • Interactions of Radiation with Matter and Atmospheric Radiative Transfer

    Boucher, Olivier

    Pages 83-127

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
$69.99 (listprice)
price for USA
valid through March 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9649-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
$99.00 (listprice)
price for USA
valid through March 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9648-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atmospheric Aerosols
Book Subtitle
Properties and Climate Impacts
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9649-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9649-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9648-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 311
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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