Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the loading, geographical distribution, and chemical and physical properties of both natural and anthropogenic atmospheric aerosols and of the processes controlling their production, reaction, transport, and ultimate removal - the 'life cycle' of tropospheric aerosols. We highlight here the effects of aerosols on climate. It is hoped that this chapter convinces the reader of the importance and complexity of aerosol processes and the interactions of aerosols with other components of the atmosphere and with climate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTreatise on Geochemistry
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages95-137
Number of pages43
Volume5
ISBN (Print)9780080983004
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

Keywords

  • Aerosol processes
  • Aerosol properties
  • Chemical transport
  • Climate
  • Climate Change
  • Transformation models
  • Tropospheric Aerosols

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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