Asian Atmospheric Pollution

Asian Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Ramesh P. Singh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2021-08-31
ISBN 10: 0128166940
ISBN 13: 9780128166949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Asian Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts provides a concise yet comprehensive treatment of all aspects of pollution and air quality monitoring, across all of Asia. It focuses on key regions of the world and details a variety of sources, their transport mechanism, long term variability and impacts on climate at local and regional scales. It also discusses the feedback on pollutants, on different meteorological parameters like radiative forcing, fog formations, precipitation, cloud characteristics and more. Drawing upon the expertise of multiple well-known authors from different countries to underline some of these key issues, it includes sections dedicated to treatment of pollutant sources, studying of pollutants and trace gases using satellite/station based observations and models, transport mechanisms, seasonal and inter-annual variability and impact on climate, health and biosphere in general. Asian Atmospheric Pollution: Sources, Characteristics and Impacts is a useful resource for scientists and students to understand the sources and dynamics of atmospheric pollution as well as their transport from one continent to other continents, helping the atmospheric modelling community to model different scenarios of the pollution, gauge its short term and long term impacts across regional to global scales and better understand the ramifications of episodic events. Covers all of Asia in detail in terms of pollution Focuses not only on local pollution, but on long-term transport of these pollutants and their impacts on other regions as well as the globe Includes discussion of both particulate matter and greenhouse gases Serves as a single resource on Asian air pollution and Impacts from the most current research across the globe including the US, Asia, Africa and Europe

Hazardous Air Pollutants

Hazardous Air Pollutants
Author: Dong-Chun Shin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2016-04-06
ISBN 10: 1482297906
ISBN 13: 9781482297904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hazardous Air Pollutants Book Review:

Hazardous Air Pollutants: Case Studies from Asia examines the variety of public health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, increased mortality, and impaired mental health, that are severely affecting multiple Asian countries as a result of exposure to high concentrations of air pollution in the wake of rapid industrialization. The contributors to this book have direct research experience in health problems caused by air pollution in the countries under discussion. The countries analyzed include China, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Korea. The book is divided in two sections. Each chapter of the first section focuses on one country and summarizes multiple key aspects that contextualize public health issues within it, including Geography Meteorology Economics Demographics Sources of air pollution Epidemiological findings Biological mechanisms The first section also assesses the exposure and risk within each country. The second section introduces new fields of air pollution research, the impact of vehicle emission regulations, the effects of coal energy generation, and climate change. Presented in a concise and methodical manner, this book provides an up-to-date overview of the air pollution levels, health findings, and air quality policies of Asian countries. It expands understanding about the effects of air pollution on public health in Asia and lays a groundwork for future approaches to research and policy.

Air Quality Monitoring Assessment and Management

Air Quality Monitoring  Assessment and Management
Author: Nicolas Mazzeo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-07-08
ISBN 10: 9533073179
ISBN 13: 9789533073170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Quality Monitoring Assessment and Management Book Review:

Human beings need to breathe oxygen diluted in certain quantity of inert gas for living. In the atmosphere, there is a gas mixture of, mainly, oxygen and nitrogen, in appropriate proportions. However, the air also contains other gases, vapours and aerosols that humans incorporate when breathing and whose composition and concentration vary spatially. Some of these are physiologically inert. Air pollution has become a problem of major concern in the last few decades as it has caused negative effects on human health, nature and properties. This book presents the results of research studies carried out by international researchers in seventeen chapters which can be grouped into two main sections: a) air quality monitoring and b) air quality assessment and management, and serves as a source of material for all those involved in the field, whether as a student, scientific researcher, industrialist, consultant, or government agency with responsibility in this area.

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Ranjeet S. Sokhi
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN 10: 0857288598
ISBN 13: 9780857288592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

Air pollution affects us all in a number of crucial ways, causing lasting damage to our health and our environment. While primary pollution can result from local activities, the extent of the impact can be felt at spatial scales from the individual up to the whole planet and temporal scales from minutes to decades. Consequently, pollution of our atmosphere remains a critical concern, warranting continued scientific investigation and the development of effective local and global solutions. ‘The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution’ clearly and engagingly summarises current understanding of the state of air pollution on city to global scales.

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia An Integrated Perspective

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia  An Integrated Perspective
Author: Idir Bouarar,Xuemei Wang,Guy P. Brasseur
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2017-08-18
ISBN 10: 3319594893
ISBN 13: 9783319594897
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Air Pollution in Eastern Asia An Integrated Perspective Book Review:

This book, written by an international group of experts from China, Europe and the USA, presents a broad and comprehensive analysis of the chemical and meteorological processes responsible for the formation of air pollutants in eastern Asia, and in particular for the development of severe pollution episodes observed primarily during winter in the northeastern part of China. With the rapid population growth, economic development and urbanization occurring in Asia, air pollution has become a major environmental problem in this part of the world. The book is organized around six distinct parts. The first part of the volume offers a general perspective on issues related to air pollution including persistent haze events in eastern and southern Asia. The second part presents an overview of air pollution sources (i.e., anthropogenic and biomass burning sources). The third part analyzes in-situ observations of chemical species in China, while the fourth part focuses on space observations of gas-phase and aerosol species. The modeling aspects are treated in the fifth part of the volume, which includes a presentation of several air quality forecast systems and an assessment of the role of urbanization on air pollution levels. Finally, the effects of air pollution on health and crop productivity in China are discussed in the last part of the book. The book also presents an integrated view of past and present situations in Asia and provides the scientific basis from which mitigation policies can be established and air quality can be improved. Audience: This book is written for scientists, educators, students, environmental managers, policy-makers and leaders in public administration and private corporations who wish to use science-based information to mitigate air pollution. The book should help decision-makers to design effective policies for air quality improvement and to successfully manage short-term air pollution episodes that substantially affect people’s quality of life and strongly impact the economy.

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Ranjeet S. Sokhi
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1843312891
ISBN 13: 9781843312895
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution Book Review:

Provides a revealing global overview of air pollution and its startling impact through graphical and visual representation of data.

Environmental ScienceBites

Environmental ScienceBites
Author: Kylienne A. Clark,Travis R. Shaul,Brian H. Lower
Publsiher: The Ohio State University
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-09-15
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental ScienceBites Book Review:

This book was written by undergraduate students at The Ohio State University (OSU) who were enrolled in the class Introduction to Environmental Science. The chapters describe some of Earth's major environmental challenges and discuss ways that humans are using cutting-edge science and engineering to provide sustainable solutions to these problems. Topics are as diverse as the students, who represent virtually every department, school and college at OSU. The environmental issue that is described in each chapter is particularly important to the author, who hopes that their story will serve as inspiration to protect Earth for all life.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities
Author: Dieter Schwela,Gary Haq,Cornie Huizenga,Wha-Jin Han,Herbert Fabian,May Ajero.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2012-05-16
ISBN 10: 1136549366
ISBN 13: 9781136549366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Book Review:

Air pollution has become part of the daily existence of many people who work, live and use the streets in Asian cities. Each day millions of city dwellers breathe air polluted with concentrations of chemicals, smoke and particles that dramatically exceed World Health Organization guideline values. Deteriorating air quality has resulted in significant impacts on human health and environment in Asia. This book provides a comprehensive and comparative assessment of the current status and challenges in urban air pollution management in 20 cities in the Asian region. It examines the effects on human health and the environment and future implications for planning, transport and energy sectors. National and local governments have begun to develop air quality management strategies to address the deterioration in urban air quality; however, the scope and effectiveness of such strategies vary widely. This book benchmarks these air quality management strategies, examines successes and failures in these cities and presents strategies for improving air quality management in cities across Asia and the rest of our rapidly urbanizing world. Information on air quality in Asia is clearly presented with easy-to-read city profiles, tables and graphs. This is an essential resource for all those concerned with urban air quality management, not just in Asia but in cities across our rapidly urbanizing world. Cities covered Bangkok, Beijing, Busan, Colombo, Dhaka, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kathmandu, Kolkata, Metro Manila, Mumbai, New Delhi, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Surabaya, Taipei and Tokyo

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCBK:C105261333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

WHO Guidelines for Indoor Air Quality Book Review:

This book presents WHO guidelines for the protection of public health from risks due to a number of chemicals commonly present in indoor air. The substances considered in this review, i.e. benzene, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, naphthalene, nitrogen dioxide, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (especially benzo[a]pyrene), radon, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene, have indoor sources, are known in respect of their hazardousness to health and are often found indoors in concentrations of health concern. The guidelines are targeted at public health professionals involved in preventing health risks of environmental exposures, as well as specialists and authorities involved in the design and use of buildings, indoor materials and products. They provide a scientific basis for legally enforceable standards.

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia
Author: Krishna Prasad Vadrevu,Toshimasa Ohara,Christopher Justice
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2021-06-23
ISBN 10: 0429666772
ISBN 13: 9780429666773
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Burning in South and Southeast Asia Book Review:

Biomass burning is one of the most important sources of greenhouse gas emissions and aerosols in South and Southeast Asia and greatly impacts other countries through transboundary air pollution. With contributions from leading scientists, this volume offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the impacts of biomass burning on the land resources, climate, and the atmosphere. It showcases several examples linking top-down remote sensing, bottom-up ground-based measurements, and an integrated modeling to address the impacts of biomass burning and land–atmosphere interactions. It is a valuable guide for readers in atmospheric science, ecology, spatial geography, remote sensing, and GIS. This book is unique as it highlights the sources and the causes of biomass burning and atmospheric research in South and Southeast Asia. It explains the latest tools and techniques, in particular the use of satellite remote sensing and geospatial technologies for fire mapping, monitoring, and land cover/land use change. It focuses on large spatial scales integrating top-down and bottom-up methodologies. It addresses the pressing issues of air pollution rampant in South and Southeast Asia. It includes contributions from global experts working on biomass burning projects in the USA, Japan, South/Southeast Asia, and Europe. The contents of this book will appeal to students and professionals using remote sensing and geospatial techniques, including geographers, ecologists, atmospheric and environmental scientists, and all who are interested in biomass burning pollution.

Atmosphere of Collaboration

Atmosphere of Collaboration
Author: Rohit Negi,Prerna Srigyan
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2021-05-25
ISBN 10: 1000379825
ISBN 13: 9781000379822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmosphere of Collaboration Book Review:

This book discusses air pollution in Delhi from scientific, social and entrepreneurial perspectives. Using key debates and interventions on air pollution, it examines the trajectories of environmental politics in the Delhi region, one of the most polluted areas in the world. It highlights the administrative struggles, public advocacy, and entrepreneurial innovations that have built creative new links between science and urban citizenship. The book describes the atmosphere of collaboration that pervades these otherwise disparate spheres in contemporary Delhi. Key features: · Presents an original case study on urban environmentalism from the Global South · Cuts across science, policy, advocacy and innovation · Includes behind-the-scenes discussions, tensions and experimentations in the Indian air pollution space · Uses immersive ethnography to study a topical and relevant urban issue As South Asian and Global South cities confront fast-intensifying environmental risks, this study presents a dialogue between urban political ecology (UPE) and science and technology studies on Delhi’s air. The book explores how the governance of air is challenged by scales, jurisdictions, and institutional structures. It also shows how technical experts are bridging disciplinary silos as they engage in advocacy by translating science for public understanding. The book serves as a reminder of the enduring struggles over space, quality of life, and citizenship while pointing to the possibilities for different urban futures being negotiated by variegated agents. The book will interest scholars and researchers of science and technology studies, urban studies, urban geography, environmental studies, environmental politics, governance, public administration, and sociology, especially in the Global South context. It will also be useful to practitioners, policymakers, bureaucrats, government bodies, civil society organisations, and those working on air pollution advocacy.

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities
Author: Dietrich Schwela,Gary Haq,Cornie Huizenga,Herbert Fabian,Wha-Jin Han,May Ajero.
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015069131228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Air Pollution in Asian Cities Book Review:

First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Environmental Pollution and the Media

Environmental Pollution and the Media
Author: Glenn D. Hook,Libby Lester,Meng Ji,Kingsley Edney,Chris G. Pope,Luli van der Does-Ishikawa
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 135177302X
ISBN 13: 9781351773027
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Pollution and the Media Book Review:

This book offers a theoretically informed empirical investigation of national media reporting and political discourse on environmental issues in Australia, China and Japan. It illuminates the risks, harms and responsibilities associated with climate change through an analysis of pollution, adopting an interdisciplinary approach drawing on both the social sciences and humanities. A particular strength of the work is the detailed analysis of the data using a range of both quantitative and qualitative techniques, enabling the authors to reveal in rich and compelling detail the complex relationship between risk and responsibility in the climate change discourse. The case studies of Australia, China and Japan are set in the current literature as well as in the historical context of climate change in these three countries. The analysis of the media discourse on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia demonstrates how the mining of coal for overseas markets has led to devastating harm to the life of the reef. A critical discussion of the Chinese documentary, Under the Dome, shows how this medium has played a crucial role in building awareness of the harm from atmospheric pollution among the citizens, shaping attitudes and promoting action. The first case study of Japan elucidates how cross-border atmospheric pollution from China forges a chain of responsibility for responding to climate change, running from the state to society. The other case study of Japan demonstrates how ‘smart cities’ have emerged as a way to mitigate the risks and harms of climate change. The Conclusion draws together the similarities and differences in how climate change is addressed in the three countries. In all, Environmental Pollution and the Media: Political Discourses of Risk and Responsibility in Australia, China and Japan uncovers the dynamics of the triadic relationship among risk, harm and climate change in Australia, China and Japan. By so doing, the book makes an original and timely contribution to understanding comparative media, discourse and political debates on climate change.

Natural Resource Management in South Asia

Natural Resource Management in South Asia
Author: Actionaid
Publsiher: Pearson Education India
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-09
ISBN 10: 9788131729434
ISBN 13: 8131729435
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural Resource Management in South Asia Book Review:

Natural Resource Management in South Asia deals with the problems in the management of natural resources in South Asia, and tries to work towards building a collective approach for addressing those problems. It raises reasonable concerns and queries the manner in which developmental polices are implemented, without undermining the importance of the economic development process. Examined in detail from a people-centric view, the topics in this volume include energy, land, biodiversity, water and the atmosphere. There is also a separate chapter on Afghanistan that focusses on the challenges faced by the country in this regard. The volume makes an effort to examine options to ensure food and water security in South Asia, and to suggest an alternative policy framework in ensuring a sustainable environment. It also suggests ways in which natural resources can be utilized for the maximum benefit of the people.

Global Sources of Local Pollution

Global Sources of Local Pollution
Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee on the Significance of International Transport of Air Pollutants
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2010-02-15
ISBN 10: 0309144019
ISBN 13: 9780309144018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Sources of Local Pollution Book Review:

Recent advances in air pollution monitoring and modeling capabilities have made it possible to show that air pollution can be transported long distances and that adverse impacts of emitted pollutants cannot be confined to one country or even one continent. Pollutants from traffic, cooking stoves, and factories emitted half a world away can make the air we inhale today more hazardous for our health. The relative importance of this "imported" pollution is likely to increase, as emissions in developing countries grow, and air quality standards in industrial countries are tightened. Global Sources of Local Pollution examines the impact of the long-range transport of four key air pollutants (ozone, particulate matter, mercury, and persistent organic pollutants) on air quality and pollutant deposition in the United States. It also explores the environmental impacts of U.S. emissions on other parts of the world. The book recommends that the United States work with the international community to develop an integrated system for determining pollution sources and impacts and to design effective response strategies. This book will be useful to international, federal, state, and local policy makers responsible for understanding and managing air pollution and its impacts on human health and well-being.

The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs

The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs
Author: Robert W. Bradnock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN 10: 1317405110
ISBN 13: 9781317405115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Atlas of South Asian Affairs Book Review:

South Asia has developed from a group of newly independent post-Colonial states of at most secondary importance to the wider world to its current position as a region of central strategic importance to both global economic development and world peace and stability. This Atlas highlights the global significance of South Asia in relation to economic, geopolitical and strategic interests. It provides a coherent descriptive and analytical account of the key elements of the complex societies that make up the region and its component countries. Illustrated with more than 100 original maps and offering concise entries on key issues, the book is structured thematically in these sections: Global Context Geographical Environments Historical Evolution of South Asia Key Issues in modern South Asia Economy and Security Designed for use in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes and seminars in geography, history, economics, anthropology, international relations, political science and the environment as well as regional courses on the South Asia, this book is also a comprehensive reference source for libraries and decision makers focusing on South Asia.

Technical assistance for strengthening the capacity of the association of southeast Asian nations to prevent and mitigate transboundary atmospheric pollution

Technical assistance for strengthening the capacity of the association of southeast Asian nations to prevent and mitigate transboundary atmospheric pollution
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 31
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1293415459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change

Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change
Author: Sarah Metcalfe,Dick Derwent
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-05-01
ISBN 10: 1444119257
ISBN 13: 9781444119251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change Book Review:

Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change is an introduction to the major pollutants causing concern today, a description of their sources and how their emissions and concentrations have changed through time. Approaching atmospheric change in the context of its effects on the natural environment, people and the global climate system, Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change examines: ·Atmospheric pollution at global, continental and local scales ·The development of policy at national and international levels ·The uses of computer models to help us understand and forecast the behaviour of pollutants and their impacts ·The success (or otherwise) of policies designed to reduce air pollution and the prospects for the future. With extensive references to useful web sites and further reading, Atmospheric Pollution and Environmental Change will be of great benefit to senior undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Atmospheric Pollution

Atmospheric Pollution
Author: Mark Z. Jacobson,Professor Mark Z Jacobson
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 399
Release: 2002-09-05
ISBN 10: 9780521811712
ISBN 13: 0521811716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Towards a Sustainable Asia

Towards a Sustainable Asia
Author: Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2012-02-03
ISBN 10: 3642166725
ISBN 13: 9783642166723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a Sustainable Asia Book Review:

This series of books are the output of the research project called "Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)", which was initiated by the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA). They are comprised of one synthesis report, which entitled "Towards a Sustainable Asia: Green Transition and Innovation", and four thematic reports on natural resources, energy, the environment and climate change, and culture from particular perspectives of agriculture. They aim to: 1) investigate common sustainability issues faced by all Asian countries, including population increase, poverty alleviation, pollution control, ecological restoration, as well as regional problems, such as water shortage in West and Central Asia, energy security in Northeast Asia, development model & transformation in East Asia; 2) analyze and summarize of best practices towards sustainable development in Asia; 3) bring forward suggestions and policy options for promoting green transition, system innovation and sustainable development of Asia. With best practice guidelines for a sustainable Asia, this series of reports, for the first time systematically address the common challenges and regional problems in regard to Asia’s natural resources use, pollution reduction and climate protection, sustainable energy development, and innovations for environment-friendly and culture-compatible agriculture. They will provide handy and useful information to researchers, government policy makers and the general public who have concerns about Asia’s sustainable development. AASA is a scientific and technological organization in Asia, established in 2000, comprising of 26 member academies all over Asia. Its vision is to provide a forum for the discussion of all issues relevant to science and technology development and its application on national level within Asia.