Air Pollution in Eastern Asia: An Integrated Perspective

  • Idir Bouarar
  • Xuemei Wang
  • Guy P. Brasseur

Part of the ISSI Scientific Report Series book series (ISSI, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. General Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Renyi Zhang, Pengfei Tian, Yemeng Ji, Yun Lin, Jianfei Peng, Bowen Pan et al.
      Pages 3-25
    3. Rajesh Kumar, Mary C. Barth, Luca Delle Monache, Sachin D. Ghude, Gabriele Pfister, Manish Naja et al.
      Pages 27-47
    4. Tao Wang, Yutong Liang, Qiaozhi Zha, Li Zhang, Zhe Wang, Weihao Wang et al.
      Pages 69-85
    5. Mian Chin, Huisheng Bian, Tom Kucsera, Thomas Diehl, Zhining Tao, Dongchul Kim et al.
      Pages 87-103
  3. Sources of Air Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Claire Granier, Thierno Doumbia, Louise Granier, Katerina Sindelarova, Gregory J. Frost, Idir Bouarar et al.
      Pages 107-133
    3. Caiqing Yan, Jinting Yu, Yanan Zhao, Mei Zheng
      Pages 135-166
    4. Trissevgeni Stavrakou, Jean-François Müller, Maite Bauwens, Isabelle De Smedt
      Pages 167-189
    5. Bin Zhu, Jinhui Gao, Xuewei Hou, Hanqing Kang, Chen Pan
      Pages 191-217
  4. Analysis of In-Situ Measurements

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. Qiyuan Wang, Miriam Elser, Ru-Jin Huang, Suixin Liu, Yichen Wang, Imad El Haddad et al.
      Pages 221-244
  5. Space Observations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Andreas Richter, Andreas Hilboll, Thomas Wagner
      Pages 287-307
    3. Cathy Clerbaux, Sophie Bauduin, Anne Boynard, Lieven Clarisse, Pierre Coheur, Maya George et al.
      Pages 309-322
    4. Jacques Pelon, David M. Winker, Gérard Ancellet, Mark A. Vaughan, Damien Josset, Arianne Bazureau et al.
      Pages 335-364
    5. Paul Ginoux, Adrien Deroubaix
      Pages 365-383
  6. Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 385-385
    2. Idir Bouarar, Katinka Petersen, Claire Granier, Ying Xie, Bas Mijling, A. van der Ronald et al.
      Pages 387-403
    3. Ying Xie, Jianming Xu, Guangqiang Zhou, Luyu Chang, Yixuan Gu, Baode Chen
      Pages 405-416
    4. Mikhail Sofiev, Rostislav Kouznetsov, Julius Vira, Joana Soares, Marje Prank, Jukka-Pekka Jalkanen et al.
      Pages 417-435
    5. Meng Gao, Gregory R. Carmichael, Yuesi Wang, Pablo E. Saide, Zirui Liu, Jinyuan Xin et al.
      Pages 437-452
    6. Xuemei Wang, Zhiyong Wu, Qi Zhang, Jason Cohen, Jiongming Pang
      Pages 453-476
  7. Impacts of Air Pollution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. Benjamin Guinot, Isabella Annesi-Maesano
      Pages 489-504

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. 


Air pollution and China and Asia Urbanization and China and Asia Satellite Observations and air pollution events Health and air pollution East Asia air pollution and atmospheric chemistry policy-makers and air pollution environmental management and air pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Idir Bouarar
    • 1
  • Xuemei Wang
    • 2
  • Guy P. Brasseur
    • 3
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for MeteorologyHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Environment and Climate ResearchJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina
  3. 3.National Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA

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