Fundamentals in Air Pollution

From Processes to Modelling

  • Authors
  • Bruno┬áSportisse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 1-16
  3. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 17-43
  4. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 45-92
  5. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 93-132
  6. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 133-178
  7. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 179-229
  8. Bruno Sportisse
    Pages 231-282
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 283-299

About this book


This text is intended to be used in a lecture course for college students in air quality, with a focus on modelling challenges. The key current issues are discussed within six chapters: basic principles and classification of air pollution, radiative transfer, atmospheric boundary layer, gas-phase chemistry, aerosols and multiphase processes, and chemistry transport models and numerical simulation, respectively.

The book starts with the basic principles of physics, chemistry and fluid mechanics, and is written in an understandable way for students. Through simple exercises and realistic problems (the answers are included) the state-of-the-science prevailing issues is investigated.

This book is intended for students in environmental science, meteorology, in the fields of climatic change and air pollution, geophysics and engineering. It may also be a good survey book for researchers active in the field.

- Concise and comprehensive overview of air quality
- Includes exercises and problem sets with detailed solutions


Air pollution Atmospheric chemistry and physics Atmospheric modelling fluid mechanics pollution

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