ERIC Number: ED068369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
An Introduction to Air Chemistry.
Butcher, Samuel S.; Charlson, Robert J.
Designed for those with no previous experience in the field, this book synthesizes the areas of chemistry and meteorology required to bring into focus some of the complex problems associated with the atmospheric environment. Subject matter moves from a review of the relevant chemical and meteorological principles to a discussion of the general methods of obtaining and handling air chemical data. Three classes of chemical compounds (sulphur, nitrogen, and carbon) which are important in any consideration of trace constitutuents of the atmosphere are examined. Significant atmospheric reactions, the global budgets, and selected methods of analysis for these compounds are considered. Also covered are some of the physical characteristics of aerosols. While some reference is made to current research, the book cannot be considered as a research-oriented text, rather, as a utilitarian work to introduce the reader to basic air chemistry information and successful approaches to the study of air chemistry. It would be most useful in upper-level undergraduate and graduate level college courses. (BL)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Chemistry, Environment, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Meteorology, Physical Sciences, Textbooks, Undergraduate Study
Academic Press, Inc., 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($10.95)
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