Chemistry of the Climate System.

Möller, Detlev.
Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2014.
1 online resource (806 pages)
2nd ed.

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Climate change is a major challenge facing the modern world. The chemistry of air and it's  influence on the climate system  forms the main focus of this monograph. The book presents a problem-based approach to presenting global atmospheric processes,  evaluating the effects of changing air composition as well as possibilities for interference within these processes and indicates ways for  solving the problem of climate change through chemistry. The new edition includes innovations and latest research results.
1 Introduction
1.1 Air and atmosphere - a multiphase and multi-component system
1.2 Chemistry and environmental research
1.3 A historical perspective of air, water and chemistry
1.3.1 From Antiquity to the Renaissance: Before the discovery of the air composition
1.3.2 Discovery of the composition of air and water
1.3.3 Discovery of trace substances in air
1.3.4 Dust and acid rain: Air pollution
2 Chemical evolution
2.1 The pre-biological period
2.1.1 Origin of elements, molecules and the earth
2.1.2 Origin of organic bonded carbon What is organic chemistry? Origin of carbon
2.1.3 Origin of nitrogen
2.2 Evolution of the atmosphere
2.2.1 Degassing of the earth: The formation of the atmosphere Volcanic gases Gases occluded and produced from rocks The pre-biological primitive atmosphere
2.2.2 Biosphere-atmosphere interaction Origin of life The rise of oxygen and ozone: Biogeochemical evolution Photosynthesis: Non-equilibrium redox processes A short history of understanding the process of photosynthesis The carbon and oxygen pools and global cycling Life limits by catastrophic events: Mass extinctions
2.3 The earth's energy sources
2.3.1 Solar radiation The sun and its radiation output Solar radiation transfer through the atmosphere
2.3.2 Absorption and emission of light Absorption (Lambert-Beer law) Emission (Planck's law and Stefan-Boltzmann's law)
2.3.3 Terrestrial radiation and radiation budget
2.3.4 Geothermal energy
2.3.5. Renewable energy Wind energy Water energy Bioenergy Comparison among earth's energy sources - potential for humans.
2.3.6 Abiogenic versus biogenic formation of "fossil fuels"
2.3.7 The energy problem
2.4 The biosphere and global biogeochemical cycles
2.4.1 Biosphere and the noosphere
2.4.2 Biogeochemical cycling: The principles
2.4.3 Global biogeochemical cycles Nitrogen Sulfur Chlorine
2.4.4 What is the role of life in the earth's climate system?
2.5 The hydrosphere and the global water cycle
2.5.1 Water: Physical and chemical properties Water structure: Hydrogen bond Water as solvent Water properties in relation to the climate system
2.5.2 Hydrological cycle and the climate system
2.5.3 Atmospheric water Water vapor Clouds Haze, mist and fog Precipitation
2.5.4 Dew, frost, rime, and interception
2.5.5 Soil water and groundwater: Chemical weathering
2.5.6 Surface water: Rivers and lakes
2.5.7 The oceans
2.6 Sources of atmospheric constituents
2.6.1 Source characteristics
2.6.2 Biogenic sources Vegetation and microorganisms (soils and waters) Animals
2.6.3 The ocean as source
2.6.4 Geogenic sources Soil dust Sea salt Volcanism and emanation Lightning Biomass burning Atmospheric chemistry: Secondary sources
2.6.5 Anthropogenic sources Fossil fuel use: The energy problem Agriculture: The food problem Land-use change and deforestation: The population problem
2.7 Emission of atmospheric substances
2.7.1 Nitrogen compounds Ammonia (NH3) Dinitrogen monoxide (N2O) Nitrogen monoxide (NO)
2.7.2 Sulfur compounds Sulfur dioxide (SO2) Reduced sulfur compounds (H2S, DMS, COS)
2.7.3 Carbon compounds. Carbon dioxide (CO2) Carbon monoxide (CO) Methane (CH4) Non-methane volatile organic compounds (NMVOC)
2.8 The human problem: A changing earth system
2.8.1 Human historic perspective: From the past into the future
2.8.2 Changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere: Variations and trends Fundamentals: Why concentration fluctuates? SO2, NO2 and dust: Classic for local to regional up-scaling CO2: The fossil fuel era challenge CH4 and N2O: Permanent agricultural associates Halogenated organic compounds: Sit out problem CO: The biomass burning problem O3: Locally believed to be solved but regional unsolved H2O2: Mysterious OH: The key oxidant H2: Light but problematic Volatile acid and OH precursor: HNO2 Sea salt degassing: HCl and the role of HNO3
2.8.3 The carbon problem: Out of balance The carbon budget The CO2-carbonate system Atmospheric CO2 residence time
2.8.4 Climate change mitigation: Global sustainable chemistry Growth and steady state economy Direct air capture The carbon economy: CO2 cycling Solar fuels: Carbon as a material and energy carrier
3 Climate, climate change and the climate system
3.1 Climate and climatology: A historical perspective
3.2 Climate and the climate system
3.3 Climate change and variability
3.4 Climate and chemistry
3.4.1 Chemical weather and climate
3.4.2 Precipitation chemistry climatology
3.4.3 Cloud chemistry climatology
4 Fundamentals of physico-chemistry in the climate system
4.1 Physical basics
4.1.1 Properties of gases: The ideal gas Fluid characteristics The gas laws. Mean free path and number of collisions between molecules Viscosity Diffusion
4.1.2 Units for chemical abundance: Concentrations and mixing ratios
4.1.3 Thermodynamics: The equations of state
4.1.4 Equilibrium
4.1.5 Steady state
4.2 Chemical reactions
4.2.1 Kinetics: The reaction rate constant
4.2.2 Radicals
4.2.3 Photochemistry: The photolysis rate constant
4.2.4 Oxidation and reduction (the redox processes)
4.2.5 Acid-base reactions: Acidity and alkalinity Environmental relevance of acidity Acid-base theories Atmospheric acidity pH averaging
4.3 Multiphase processes
4.3.1 Aerosols, clouds and precipitation: The climate multiphase system
4.3.2 Gas-liquid equilibrium (Henry equilibrium)
4.3.3 Properties of droplets Vapor pressure change: The Kelvin equation Surface tension and surface active substances Vapor pressure lowering: Raoult's law Freezing point depression
4.3.4 Gas-to-particle formation: Homogeneous nucleation
4.3.5 Atmospheric aerosols and properties of aerosol particles
4.3.6 Formation of cloud droplets: Heterogeneous nucleation
4.3.7 Scavenging: Accommodation, adsorption and reaction (mass transfer) Mass transfer: General remarks Adsorption Surface chemistry: Kinetics of heterogeneous chemical reaction Mass transfer into the droplet with chemical reaction
4.4 Atmospheric removal: Deposition processes
4.4.1 Dry deposition
4.4.2 Wet deposition
4.5 Characteristic times: Residence time, lifetime and turnover time
5 Substances and chemical reactions in the climate system
5.1 Introduction
5.1.1 The principles of chemistry in the climate system
5.1.2 Substances in the climate system
5.2 Hydrogen.
5.3 Oxygen
5.3.1 Atomic, molecular oxygen and ozone: O, O2 and O3 (Ox)
5.3.2 Reactive oxygen species I: OH, HO2 and H2O2 (OxHy species) Atmosphere, free of trace species Atmosphere with trace species
5.3.3 Reactive oxygen species II: RO, RO2 and ROOH
5.3.4 Water and the hydrated electron: H2O and H2O- (eaq-)
5.3.5 Aqueous phase oxygen chemistry From dioxygen to peroxide (O2 chemistry) From ozone to hydroxyl (O3 and O1 chemistry)
5.3.6 Multiphase oxygen chemistry Historical remarks Hydrogen peroxide Ozone
5.3.7 Stratospheric oxygen chemistry
5.4 Nitrogen
5.4.1 Thermolysis of nitrogen: Formation of NO
5.4.2 Ammonia (NH3)
5.4.3 Dinitrogen monoxide (N2O)
5.4.4 Nitrogen monoxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and oxo acids Gas phase chemistry Aqueous phase and interfacial chemistry
5.4.5 Organic nitrogen compounds Amines and nitriles Organic NOx compounds
5.5 Sulfur
5.5.1 Sulfides (H2S, CS2, COS, RSH): Reduced sulfur
5.5.2 Oxides and oxoacids: SO2, H2SO3, SO3, H2SO4 Gas phase SO2 oxidation Aqueous sulfur chemistry
5.5.3 Multiphase sulfur chemistry
5.6 Phosphorus
5.7 Carbon
5.7.1 Elemental carbon and soot
5.7.2 C1 chemistry: CO, CO2, CH4, CH3OH, HCHO, HCOOH
5.7.3 C2 chemistry: C2H2, C2H4, C2H6, C2H5OH, CH3CHO, CH3COOH, (COOH)2
5.7.4 Alkenes, ketones and aromatic compounds
5.7.5 Is the atmospheric fate of complex organic compounds predictable?
5.8 Halogens (Cl, Br, F and I)
5.8.1 Gas phase chemistry
5.8.2 Aqueous and interfacial chemistry
5.9 Other elements
6 Final remark
A.1 List of acronyms and abbreviations found in literature
A.2 Quantities, units and some useful numerical values
A.3 The geological timescale.
A.4 Biography.
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