Ozone depletion in the stratosphere and increases in greenhouse gases in the troposphere are both subjects of growing concern—even alarm—among scientists, policymakers, and the public. At the same time, recent data show that these atmospheric developments are interconnected and in turn profoundly affect climatic conditions. This volume presents the most up-to-date data and theories available on ozone depletion, greenhouse gases, and climatic change. These questions and more are addressed: What is the current understanding of the processes that destroy ozone in the atmosphere? What role do greenhouse gases play in ozone depletion?
Table of Contents
|2 Global Change and the Changing Atmosphere||4-9|
|3 Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Global Processes||10-18|
|4 Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: Antartic Processes||19-32|
|5 The Role of Halocarbons in Stratospheric Ozone Depletion||33-47|
|6 Heterogeneous Chemical Processes in Ozone Depletion||48-55|
|7 Free Radicals in the Earth||56-65|
|8 Theoretical Projections of Stratospheric Change Due to Increasing . . .||66-78|
|9 Historical Trends in Atmospheric Methane Concentration and . . .||79-84|
|10 Global Temperature Trends||85-97|
|11 Use of Numerical Models to Project Greenhouse Gas-Induced Warming . . .||98-102|
|Appendix A. Letter from the National Climate Program Office Requesting a Symposium||105-107|
|Appendix B. Symposium Agenda and Participants||108-112|
|Appendix C. Glossary||113-122|
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