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Transport and Chemical Transformation of Pollutants in the Troposphere

An Overview of the Work of EUROTRAC

  • Peter Borrell
  • Patricia M. Borrell
  • This book increases the basic understanding of atmospheric science and improves the scientific basis for taking future political decisions on environmental management within Europe


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. An Overview and Synthesis of the Scientific Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Peter Borrell, Peringe Grennfelt
      Pages 3-18
    3. Anthony R. Marsh, Peter Borrell
      Pages 19-43
    4. Sandro Fuzzi, Adolf Ebel
      Pages 45-68
    5. Niels Otto Jensen, Casimiro A. Pio
      Pages 69-83
    6. Reginald Colin, Gérard Mégie, Peter Borrell
      Pages 129-144
    7. Peter Borrell, Peter Builtjes, Peringe Grennfelt, Øystein Hov, Roel van Aalst, David Fowler et al.
      Pages 145-156
  3. An Overview of the Scientific Work of the Subprojects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Field Measurements

      1. Dietmar Wagenbach
        Pages 160-175
      2. Øystein Hov, Dieter Kley, Andreas Volz-Thomas, Jeannette Beck, Peringe Grennfelt, Stuart A. Penkett
        Pages 202-238
      3. Franz Fiedler, Peter Borrell
        Pages 239-283
    3. Biosphere-Atmosphere Exchange

      1. Sjaak Slanina
        Pages 294-311
    4. Laboratory Studies

      1. D. Poppe, M. Kuhn, K.-H Becker
        Pages 343-349
    5. Modelling and Emissions

About this book


A major environmental concern is the increasing burden on all scales of photo-oxidants, acidifying substances and potential nutrients in the troposphere. These lead to episodes of summer smog, and appreciable damage to eco-systems both on land and at sea. Underlying the environmental effects is the complex scientific problem of linking the man-made and biological emissions to the myriad chemical reactions that transform the pollutants as they are transported to and deposited in the surroundings and also pristine areas remote from the sources. The project, the scientific results of which are described in this book, was set up to study the problem in an inter-disciplinary way by co-ordinating the work of more than 150 research groups in some 20 countries. The book deals with all the scientific aspects of the problem, ranging from laboratory and field studies to complex computer modelling and instrument development. As such, it presents a lively picture of the subject, written by acknowledged experts in the field. The book contains analyses of the trends in pollutant concentrations in the 20th century, and gives not only detailed overviews of the scientific fields that constitute the atmospheric sciences, but also numerous suggestions for the future work that will necessary before the required scientific guidance can be given with sufficient confidence to those responsible for environmental policy development for the troposphere.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Borrell
    • 1
  • Patricia M. Borrell
    • 1
  1. 1.P&PMB ConsultantsGarmisch-PartenkirchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Transport and Chemical Transformation of Pollutants in the Troposphere
  • Book Subtitle An Overview of the Work of EUROTRAC
  • Editors Peter Borrell
    Patricia M. Borrell
  • Series Title Transport and Chemical Transformation of Pollutants in the Troposphere
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-66775-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64097-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-59718-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 474
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Atmospheric Sciences
    Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution
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