Preface.- Acknowledgements.- 1. Introduction.- 2. Methods of Observation of Carbonaceous Aerosol.- 2.1 Sampling of Carbonaceous Aerosol.- 2.2 Methods for Determination of Main Carbonaceous Aerosol Components.- 3. Major Carbonaceous Particle Types and their Sources.- 3.1 Soot-Black Carbon (BC), Elemental Carbon (EC), Graphitic Carbon.- 3.2 Primary Organic Aerosol.- 3.3 Secondary Organic Aerosol (SOA).- 4. Organic Chemistry of Aerosol.- 4.1 Chemical Properties of Bulk Organic Aerosol.- 4.2 Major Compound Classes and Atmospheric Tracer Compounds.- 4.3 Chemistry of Water-Soluble Organic Compounds (WSOC).- 5. Properties of Carbonaceous Aerosol and their Role in the Global Atmosphere.- 5.1 Optical Properties of Carbonaceous Particles and their Role in Radioactive Transfer in the Atmosphere.- 5.2 Hygroscopic Properties of Carbonaceous Particles and their Atmospheric Implications.- 5.3 Heterogeneous Reactions on Carbonaceous Aerosol in the Atmosphere. References.- Copyright Acknowledgements.- Index.- List of Abbreviations
The concept of carbonaceous aerosol has only recently emerged from atmospheric pollution studies; even standard nomenclature and terminology are still unsettled. This monograph is the first to offer comprehensive coverage of the nature and atmospheric role of carbonaceous aerosol particles. Atmospheric chemists, physicists, meteorologists, and modellers will find this a thought-inspiring and sometimes provocative overview of all global phenomena affected by or related to carbonaceous aerosol.
First topical synthesis which coherently brings together research on carbonaceous aerosols