The Resource The atmospheric environment : effects of human activity, Michael B. McElroy

The atmospheric environment : effects of human activity, Michael B. McElroy

Label
The atmospheric environment : effects of human activity
Title
The atmospheric environment
Title remainder
effects of human activity
Statement of responsibility
Michael B. McElroy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McElroy, Michael B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QC861.3
LC item number
.M34 2002
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QC861.3
NAL item number
.M34 2002
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Atmosphere
  • Nature
  • Atmosfera
  • Naturaleza
  • Atmosphère
  • Homme
  • Atmosphere
  • Nature
  • Atmosphère
  • Nature
  • Atmosphäre
  • Anthropogener Einfluss
Label
The atmospheric environment : effects of human activity, Michael B. McElroy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Problems of Global Scale: The Ozone Layer and Climate Change ; Problems of Regional and Local Scale ; Roadmap of the Book -- Basic Physical Concepts. Length, Time, and Mass ; Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration ; Force ; Vectors ; Work and Energy ; Temperature ; Escape Velocity ; Pressure ; The Perfect Gas Law ; Angular Momentum ; More on Circular Motion ; Summary -- Basic Chemical Concepts. Atoms and Molecules ; Chemical Bonds ; Acids and Bases; Energy on the Molecular Level ; The Energetics of Reactions ; Summary -- Properties of Water. Molecular Perspective ; Phase Diagrams ; Measuring the Abundance of H2O in the Atmosphere -- Atmospheric History and Composition. Perspectives on the Origin and Early Evolution of Earth as a Planet ; The Early Evolution of Life on Earth and Its Atmospheric Consequences ; Perspectives on the Changes in Composition Associated with Human Activity -- Energy Budget of the Atmosphere. Electromagnetic Radiation ; Solar Radiation ; Terrestrial Radiation ; Global Energy Balance ; Layer Model for the Atmosphere ; Summary -- Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere. The Barometric Law ; Layers of the Atmosphere ; Adiabatic Motion in the Vertical ; Vertical Motion ; Condensation, Clouds, and Precipitation ; Models for the Thermal Structure of the Atmosphere ; Radiative Balance as a Function of Latitude ; Modeling the Changing Climate -- Horizontal Motion of the Atmosphere. The Land-Sea Breeze Problem ; Hadley's Model for the General Circulation ; Angular Momentum and the West-East Coriolis Force ; Centrifugal Force and the North-South Component of the Coriolis Force ; Hadley's Circulation Revisited ; The Concept of Geostrophy ; Effects of Friction ; Further Perspectives on the General Circulation ; Transport by Eddies -- ; The Angular Momentum Budget of the Atmosphere ; The Origin of Eddies ; Summary -- Dynamics of the Ocean. Surface Currents ; Vertical Structure of the Ocean and the Formation of Deep Water ; Vertical Motions ; Summary -- Climate through the Ages. The Past 150 Years ; The Past 20,000 Years ; The Past 3 Million Years ; The Past 130 Million Years ; From Earliest Times to the Cretaceous ; Summary -- The Carbon Cycle. Carbon Cycle ; The Capacity of the Ocean as a Sink for Industrial CO2 ; The Contemporary Budget of Atmospheric CO2 ; Projections for the Future ; Summary -- Cycles of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur. The Nitrogen Cycle and the Budget of N2O ; The Phosphorus Cycle ; The Sulfur Cycle ; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (I): Chapman's Formulation for the Chemistry of an Oxygen-Nitrogen Atmosphere. Chapman's Treatment for the Photochemistry of an Oxygen-Nitrogen Atmosphere ; Evaluation of Rates for Photolytic Processes ; The Concept of Odd Oxygen and the Evaluation of Lifetimes for Chemical Species; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (II): The Role of Radicals. The Chemistry of an Oxygen-Nitrogen-Hydrogen Atmosphere ; The Chemistry of Chlorine ; The Chemistry of Bromine; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (III): Influence of Heterogeneous Chemistry. The Role of Polar Stratospheric Clouds ; The Chemistry of the Arctic Stratosphere The Role of Heterogeneous Chemistry at Mid- and Low Latitudes ; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (IV): Influence of Dynamics. Stratospheric Dynamics ; The Distribution of Ozone with Latitude; Summary -- The Chemistry of the Troposphere. The Chemistry of Tropospheric OH ; The Chemistry of CO The Chemistry of CH4 The Chemistry of Smog ; The Global Distribution of Tropospheric OH and the Oxidative Capacity of the Atmosphere ; The Budget of Tropospheric Ozone ; The Budget of Atmospheric Methane; Summary -- The Chemistry of Precipitation. The Solubility of Atmospheric Gases in the Liquid Phase ; The pH of Atmospheric Water in Equilibrium with CO2 ; The Contribution of Nitrogen Oxides to the Acidity of Atmospheric Water ; Contribution of Sulfur to the Acidity of Atmospheric Water ; Neutralization of the Acidity of Atmospheric Water in the Presence of Ammonia ; Observations of the Chemistry of Precipitation ; Summary -- Prospects for Climate Change. The Challenge for Models ; Results from the Hadley Centre Model ; Summary -- Policy Responses to Climate Change. The Kyoto Protocol ; Prospects for Enhancement of the Protocol ; Concluding Remarks
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 326 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691006918
Lccn
2001032106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46822409
  • (OCoLC)ocm46822409
Label
The atmospheric environment : effects of human activity, Michael B. McElroy
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-316) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Problems of Global Scale: The Ozone Layer and Climate Change ; Problems of Regional and Local Scale ; Roadmap of the Book -- Basic Physical Concepts. Length, Time, and Mass ; Speed, Velocity, and Acceleration ; Force ; Vectors ; Work and Energy ; Temperature ; Escape Velocity ; Pressure ; The Perfect Gas Law ; Angular Momentum ; More on Circular Motion ; Summary -- Basic Chemical Concepts. Atoms and Molecules ; Chemical Bonds ; Acids and Bases; Energy on the Molecular Level ; The Energetics of Reactions ; Summary -- Properties of Water. Molecular Perspective ; Phase Diagrams ; Measuring the Abundance of H2O in the Atmosphere -- Atmospheric History and Composition. Perspectives on the Origin and Early Evolution of Earth as a Planet ; The Early Evolution of Life on Earth and Its Atmospheric Consequences ; Perspectives on the Changes in Composition Associated with Human Activity -- Energy Budget of the Atmosphere. Electromagnetic Radiation ; Solar Radiation ; Terrestrial Radiation ; Global Energy Balance ; Layer Model for the Atmosphere ; Summary -- Vertical Structure of the Atmosphere. The Barometric Law ; Layers of the Atmosphere ; Adiabatic Motion in the Vertical ; Vertical Motion ; Condensation, Clouds, and Precipitation ; Models for the Thermal Structure of the Atmosphere ; Radiative Balance as a Function of Latitude ; Modeling the Changing Climate -- Horizontal Motion of the Atmosphere. The Land-Sea Breeze Problem ; Hadley's Model for the General Circulation ; Angular Momentum and the West-East Coriolis Force ; Centrifugal Force and the North-South Component of the Coriolis Force ; Hadley's Circulation Revisited ; The Concept of Geostrophy ; Effects of Friction ; Further Perspectives on the General Circulation ; Transport by Eddies -- ; The Angular Momentum Budget of the Atmosphere ; The Origin of Eddies ; Summary -- Dynamics of the Ocean. Surface Currents ; Vertical Structure of the Ocean and the Formation of Deep Water ; Vertical Motions ; Summary -- Climate through the Ages. The Past 150 Years ; The Past 20,000 Years ; The Past 3 Million Years ; The Past 130 Million Years ; From Earliest Times to the Cretaceous ; Summary -- The Carbon Cycle. Carbon Cycle ; The Capacity of the Ocean as a Sink for Industrial CO2 ; The Contemporary Budget of Atmospheric CO2 ; Projections for the Future ; Summary -- Cycles of Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Sulfur. The Nitrogen Cycle and the Budget of N2O ; The Phosphorus Cycle ; The Sulfur Cycle ; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (I): Chapman's Formulation for the Chemistry of an Oxygen-Nitrogen Atmosphere. Chapman's Treatment for the Photochemistry of an Oxygen-Nitrogen Atmosphere ; Evaluation of Rates for Photolytic Processes ; The Concept of Odd Oxygen and the Evaluation of Lifetimes for Chemical Species; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (II): The Role of Radicals. The Chemistry of an Oxygen-Nitrogen-Hydrogen Atmosphere ; The Chemistry of Chlorine ; The Chemistry of Bromine; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (III): Influence of Heterogeneous Chemistry. The Role of Polar Stratospheric Clouds ; The Chemistry of the Arctic Stratosphere The Role of Heterogeneous Chemistry at Mid- and Low Latitudes ; Summary -- Stratospheric Ozone (IV): Influence of Dynamics. Stratospheric Dynamics ; The Distribution of Ozone with Latitude; Summary -- The Chemistry of the Troposphere. The Chemistry of Tropospheric OH ; The Chemistry of CO The Chemistry of CH4 The Chemistry of Smog ; The Global Distribution of Tropospheric OH and the Oxidative Capacity of the Atmosphere ; The Budget of Tropospheric Ozone ; The Budget of Atmospheric Methane; Summary -- The Chemistry of Precipitation. The Solubility of Atmospheric Gases in the Liquid Phase ; The pH of Atmospheric Water in Equilibrium with CO2 ; The Contribution of Nitrogen Oxides to the Acidity of Atmospheric Water ; Contribution of Sulfur to the Acidity of Atmospheric Water ; Neutralization of the Acidity of Atmospheric Water in the Presence of Ammonia ; Observations of the Chemistry of Precipitation ; Summary -- Prospects for Climate Change. The Challenge for Models ; Results from the Hadley Centre Model ; Summary -- Policy Responses to Climate Change. The Kyoto Protocol ; Prospects for Enhancement of the Protocol ; Concluding Remarks
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xvi, 326 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780691006918
Lccn
2001032106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46822409
  • (OCoLC)ocm46822409

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