Atmospheric Aerosol Properties

Formation, Processes and Impacts

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
  • Lev S. Ivlev
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
  • Costas A. Varotsos

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. The field observational experiments

  3. Aerosol formation processes and evolution. Cloud cover dynamics

  4. Numerical modelling of the processes and properties of atmospheric aerosol

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 567-573

About this book


An increasing interest in studies of atmospheric aerosols in the context of their impact on the formation of climate, heterogeneous chemical reactions in the atmosphere affecting in particular the environmental quality, problems of visibility and human health is the cause of unusual scales of developments connected with studies of atmospheric aerosols. The necessity has arisen to analyze the latest results concerning, first of all, three aspects of the problems considered: 1. aerosol properties from data of complex field observational experiment; 2. processes of aerosol formation and interaction of aerosol with clouds, 3. aerosol as a climate-forming atmospheric component (including the problem of long-range transport). The monograph in hand is dedicated mainly to the problems of the impact of aerosol on climate processes in the atmosphere, from microphysical processes of formation and evolution of aerosol properties to the formation of macro-scale cloud sytems on aerosol particles.


Aerosol Aerosol chemical composition Aerosol radiative forcing Aerosol size distribution Atmospheric aerosols Biomass burning Cloud Condensation nuclei Field experiments Heterogeneous nucleation Nucleation processes Photochemical processes Storm cloud amount dust storm

Authors and affiliations

  • Kirill Ya. Kondratyev
    • 1
  • Lev S. Ivlev
    • 2
  • Vladimir F. Krapivin
    • 3
  • Costas A. Varotsos
    • 4
  1. 1.Scientific Research Centre for Ecological Safety Nansen Foundation for Environment and Remote SensingRussian Academy of SciencesSt PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.Institute of PhysicsSt Petersburg State UniversitySt PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute of Radioengineering and ElectronicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Department of Physics Laboratory of MeteorologyUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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