Atmospheric Aerosols: Characteristics and Radiative Effects

1st Edition

S Ramachandran

CRC Press
Published June 1, 2018
Reference - 276 Pages - 103 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498750738 - CAT# K27215


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  • Characteristics of aerosols and their radiative effects are not available in one and the same book, to the best of author’s knowledge. This book will attempt to provide all these details on tropospheric and stratospheric aerosols in one place.
  • Will include the current state of knowledge on aerosols
  • Focus on physical, chemical and optical characteristics of aerosols
  • Covers the sources, radiative and climate effects of aerosols witth recent developments
  • Illustrative examples, case studies, homework problems with lucid and clear writing


This book includes basic knowledge and understanding on the characteristics of aerosols over the continent and oceanic regions, their composition, residence times, sinks and size distributions, and their effects in the radiative transfer and climate of Earth.