Human Activities versus Natural Variability

Arthur P. Cracknell and Costas A. Varatsos

REMOTE SENSING AND ATMOSPHERIC OZONE: Human Activities versus Natural Variability Remote sensing has played a key role in monitoring atmospheric ozone concentration and determining the success of the Montreal Protocol in protecting the ozone layer from further damage. Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone examines the effect of human activities on atmospheric ozone, namely the increase of tropospheric ozone, the general diminution of stratospheric ozone and the creation of the Antarctic and Arctic ozone holes. The book discusses the sophisticated instruments that have been launched into space to study not only ozone but also other trace gases in the atmosphere, some of which play a key role in the generation and destruction of ozone in the atmosphere.

Remote Sensing and Atmospheric Ozone
Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
List of abbreviations and acronyms

1. The traditional measurement of ozone concentration in the atmosphere
2. Satellite systems for studies of atmospheric ozone
3. Intercomparisons between various atmospheric ozone datasets
4. The dynamics of atmospheric ozone
5. The Montreal Protocol
6. The study of atmospheric ozone since 1987
7. Atmospheric ozone and climate

References and bibliography

Extent: 704 pages, Black and white/colour images integrated with text
Binding: Hardback
Published: 2012
ISBN: 978-3-642-10333-9

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