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Almost all of the breakthroughs in understanding the atmosphere have been initiated by field observations, using a range of instrumental techniques. Developing or deploying instruments to make further observations demands a thorough understanding of the chemical and spectroscopic principles on which such measurements depend. Written as an authoritative guide to the techniques of instrumental measurement for the atmospheric scientist, research student or undergraduate, Analytical Techniques for Atmospheric Measurement focuses on the instruments used to make real time measurements of atmospheric gas and aerosol composition. Topics covered include how they work, their strengths and weaknesses for a particular task, the platforms on which they have been deployed and how they are calibrated. It explains the fundamental principles upon which the instrumental techniques are based (ie what property of a molecule can be exploited to enable its detection), what limits instrumental sensitivity and accuracy, and the information that can be gained from their use.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405123570
ISBN-10: 1405123575
Format: Hardback
(266mm x 186mm x 34mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Dwayne Heard

Dwayne Heard is Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry in the School of Chemistry, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Contributors: Dr. Alan Fried Dr Dirk Richter Professor John Plane Dr Alfonso Saiz-Lopez Professor Ronald C Cohen Dr Ezra C. Wood Dr Jonathan Williams Dr. Hugh Coe Dr James Alan Dr. Andrew Weinheimer Dr Alistair Lewis Dr Jacqui Hamilton Dr. Andreas Hofzumahaus