Atmospheric Chemistry

  • Paolo Zannetti


Early air pollution studies dealt with the challenging problem of correctly simulating atmospheric diffusion and, in particular, the maximum ground-level impact of elevated emissions of primary pollutants, such as SO 2. Two major factors, however, focused attention on atmospheric chemistry: 1) photochemical smog, a new, different smog associated with high-temperature “summertime” conditions, and first recognized in the Los Angeles basin in the 1940s; and 2) long-range transport phenomena, clearly identified in the 1970s, that led to the study of multiday transport scenarios of industrial and urban plumes and, consequently, to the simulation of the formation, inside them, of secondary gases and particles.


Atmospheric Chemistry Aerosol Model Secondary Aerosol Photochemical Smog Photochemical Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Zannetti
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.AeroVironment Inc.MonroviaUSA
  2. 2.Bergen High Tech CentreIBM Scientific CentreBergenNorway

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