"Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry is a review of the fundamentals of atmospheric chemistry. In ten relatively brief chapters, it reviews our basic understanding of the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere and some outstanding environmental issues, including air pollution, acid rain, the ozone hole, and global change." "The book is designed to be a primary textbook for a first university course (undergraduate or graduate) in atmospheric chemistry and will be adopted in departments of atmospheric science, meteorology, environmental science, geophysics, and chemistry. It is also eminently suitable for self-instruction."--Jacket.
1. Evolution of the Earth's atmosphere 2. Half-life, residence time, and renewal time of chemicals in the atmosphere 3. Present chemical composition of the atmosphere 4. Interactions of solar and terrestrial radiation with atmospheric trace gases and aerosols 5. Sources, transformations, transport, and sinks of chemicals in the troposphere 6. Atmospheric aerosols 7. Cloud and precipitation chemistry 8. Tropospheric chemical cycles 9. Air pollution 10. Stratospheric chemistry App. III. Atomic weights App. IV. The International System of Units (SI).