Atmospheric Environmental Research

Critical Decisions Between Technological Progress and Preservation of Nature

  • Detlev Möller
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. The Global Approach

  3. Nature and Technology in Conflict?

  4. Consequences of a Changing Atmosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. K.-H. Becker, I. Barnes, L. Ruppert, P. Wiesen
      Pages 105-132
    3. D. Möller
      Pages 141-178
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 179-185

About these proceedings


This is an extended version of lectures that were held at the summer workshop Atmosphiirische Umweltforschung im Spannungsfeld zwischen Technik und Natur (At­ mospheric Environmental Research between Technology and Nature) at the Techni­ 16, 1996. We were very happy to have Paul J. Crutzen, cal University in Cottbus on July winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1995, presenting the key lecture on glo­ bally changing chemistry in the atmosphere. Over the last decades, atmospheric chem­ istry has been established step by step, not just as an applied discipline of chemistry, but also as a key discipline for our understanding of air pollution, biogeochemical cycling, and climactic processes as well. In fact, the new definition of meteorology as the science of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere expresses this development very well. The chemistry of the atmosphere is strongly influenced by anthropogenic emissions, even on a global scale. As a result of emissions and chemical reactions, the chemical composition of the atmosphere influences the ecosystems directly via depo­ sition of trace substances, and indirectly by changing the physical climate. Therefore, in this book we combined state-of-the-art lectures describing the physical and chemi­ cal status of the atmosphere and selected issues representing the interface between atmosphere, technology and nature. Oxidising capacity, heterogeneous processes and acidity still remain as key issues in atmospheric chemistry, even in regions where efficient air control measures have been adopted resulting in reduction of primary atmospheric pollutants.


Acid rain Luft Niedergang Ozon Ozone depletion Säure Verschmutzung Wald acidity air decline forest ozone pollution

Editors and affiliations

  • Detlev Möller
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Luftchemie und LuftreinhaltungBrandenburgische Technische Universität CottbusCottbusGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63565-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-58382-7
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