Tropospheric Aerosols

P R Buseck, S. E. Schwartz

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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 publicationThe Atmosphere
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)9780080983004
StatePublished - Nov 2013


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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