Aerosol Pollution Impact on Precipitation

A Scientific Review

Editors: Levin, Zev, Cotton, William R. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive review of the effects of aerosol pollution, including biomass burning, on precipitation
  • Features articles written by experts who discuss in detail the most recent findings in the field
  • Identifies areas that need further study and includes recommendations for future research
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Life on Earth is critically dependent upon the continuous cycling of water between oceans, continents and the atmosphere. Precipitation (including rain, snow, and hail) is the primary mechanism for transporting water from the atmosphere back to the Earth's surface. It is also the key physical process that links aspects of climate, weather, and the global hydrological cycle. Changes in precipitation regimes and the frequency of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, severe ice/snow storms, monsoon fluctuations and hurricanes are of great potential importance to life on the planet. One of the factors that could contribute to precipitation modification is aerosol pollution from various sources such as urban air pollution and biomass burning. Natural and anthropogenic changes in atmospheric aerosols might have important implications for precipitation by influencing the hydrological cycle, which in turn could feed back to climate changes.

From an Earth Science perspective, a key question is how changes expected in climate will translate into changes in the hydrological cycle, and what trends may be expected in the future. We require a much better understanding and hence predictive capability of the moisture and energy storages and exchanges among the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans, continents and biological systems. This book is a review of our knowledge of the relationship between aerosols and precipitation reaching the Earth's surface and it includes a list of recommendations that could help to advance our knowledge in this area.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 149,79 €
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aerosol Pollution Impact on Precipitation
Book Subtitle
A Scientific Review
Editors
  • Zev Levin
  • William R. Cotton
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-8690-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-8690-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-8689-2
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7953-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 386
Number of Illustrations
37 b/w illustrations, 71 illustrations in colour
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