This work draws together current research on the origins and effects of pollutants in the Artic area and the implications for arctic ecology and fauna as well as more far-reaching global change. Topics discussed include: toxic substances in the food chain; acids and heavy metals in snow and ice and the possible consequences to arctic ecology following snow melt; the Antarctic ozone "hole"; climate change and its effect on the northern hemisphere; climate and global sea levels; exploitation of minerals and fossil fuels; and future impacts from industrialization of the North. The book should be useful to all environmental scientists, atmospheric chemists, pollution specialists, ecologists, conservationists, climatologists, meteorologists and government and industrial departments concerned with environmental impact studies and pollution control.
...extremely useful...highly recommended both as a text book and a reference about our present knowledge of Arctic atmospheric pollution - Polar Record
Understanding the Arctic; Climatology and meterorology of Arctic air pollution; Arctic air pollution as reflected in snowpits and ice cores; chemical tracers of the origins of Arctic air pollution; physical properties and physical chemistry of Arctic aerosols; sulphur and nitrogen pollution in the Arctic atmosphere; Arctic ozone chemistry; trace organic chemicals in the Arctic environment; local sources of pollution in the Arctic; potential climate change from arctic aerosol pollution.
Series: Environmental Management Series
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: 30th November 1991
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers Group
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.54