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our understanding of the current state of the atmosphere and our ability to assess possible future changes. The remainder of this report focuses on issues related to the key research objectives discussed above, specifically:

  • Chapter 2 contains a review of the interactions between climate change and atmospheric chemical change.

  • Chapter 3 contains a review of observational and modeling studies of intercontinental pollution transport.

  • Chapter 4 contains an analysis of our current capabilities for observing atmospheric chemical changes related to global air quality concerns.

  • Chapter 5 contains the committee's key findings and recommendations.

Throughout these chapters, a series of text boxes are included to provide a broader context for the scientific concerns and imperatives discussed in the main body of the report.

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