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New Concepts in Air Pollution Research

Interdisciplinary Contributions by an International Group 20 Young Scientists

  • Jan-Olaf Willums

Part of the Experientia Supplementum book series (EXS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Introduction

    1. Jan-Olaf Willums
      Pages 11-13
  3. The Pollution — Biosphere Interface

  4. The Pollution — Sociosphere Interface

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-72
    2. Josef Riederer
      Pages 73-85
    3. Erich Hoedl
      Pages 87-94
    4. Michael G. McGarry
      Pages 115-122
  5. Eco-Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-124
    2. B. D. Green, J. I. Steinfeld
      Pages 125-137
  6. Eco-Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Stanislaw Chróściel, Maciej Nowicki
      Pages 169-179
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-184

About this book

Introduction

Recent publications on the fate of our limited earth have stirred up vivid worldwide discussions, during which it became clear that our knowledge of the complex ecosystem is far from sufficient today. All planning and predictive models are only as good as the input data they are based on. Improved research methods and new ideas and impulses are therefore urgently needed, both to stimulate the specialized scientists and to supply the concerned citizen with the updated background information necessary to make responsible decisions. Generally, most of the serious publications in the field of pollution are written by well-known and well-established scientists. It is beyond doubt that their experience and profound knowledge is an essential contribution to the understanding of our environment. But one whole group of scientists has not been able to present their ideas and concerns to a broader scientific or non­ scientific readership: the young scientist at the beginning of his career. He belongs to a new generation of scientists who have studied during a time when environmental concern has become a vital part of the university life. Now, in the first decade of his academic career, his educational approach and his devel­ oping expertise in this field may synthesize ideas that will fall on what is already a fertile ground for new concepts that are urgently needed to solve the environmental crisis.

Keywords

air pollution atmosphere ecosystem emission environment Europe Generation knowledge methods Nation pollution transport

Editors and affiliations

  • Jan-Olaf Willums
    • 1
  1. 1.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-0348-5779-6
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Basel 1974
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-5781-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-5779-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1023-294X
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