Brief

Preface xv

Environmental Chemistry 1

Scientific American Feature Articles Little Green Molecules 14

PART I ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY

AND AIR POLLUTION 25

CHAPTER 1 Stratospheric Chemistry: The Ozone Layer 27

CHAPTER 2 The Ozone Holes 59 CHAPTER 3 The Chemistry of Ground-Level

Air Pollution 91 CHAPTER 4 The Environmental and Health Consequences of Polluted Air—Outdoors and Indoors 145

CHAPTER 5 The Detailed Chemistry of the Atmosphere 175

Environmental Instrumental Analysis I: Instrumental Determination of NOx via Chemiluminescence 199

part ii ENERGY AND CLIMATE

CHANGE 203

CHAPTER6 The Greenhouse Effect 205 CHAPTER 7 Fossil-Fuel Energy, C02 Emissions, and Global Warming 261 CHAPTER8 Renewable Energy, Alternative Fuels, and the Hydrogen Economy 311

CHAPTER9 Radioactivity, Radon, and Nuclear Energy 367

Environmental Instrumental Analysis II: Instrumental Determination of Atmospheric Methane 398

Scientific American Feature Article: A Plan to Keep Carbon in Check 402

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