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Tables of Contents for Fog, Smog, and Poisoned Rain
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface: What are fog, smog, and poisoned rain?
xi
 
Introduction
xv
 
Water in the Air
1
26
Air masses and fronts in summer and winter
1
8
General circulation of the atmosphere
3
5
Temperature inversions
8
1
Evaporation and condensation
9
8
Types of fog
17
10
Adiabatic cooling and warming
18
4
Cloud types and cloud classification
22
5
Fires, Cars, Smogs, and Fogs
27
58
What happens when fuel burns?
27
3
What are fossil fuels?
30
7
What is a flame?
31
6
Pea soup: The original smog
37
8
Methane hydrates
38
7
Vehicle exhausts
45
10
Fogs in literature
45
1
Steam cars
46
9
Photochemical smog
55
6
The photolytic cycle
59
1
Low-level ozone
60
1
Land and sea breezes
61
1
Fogs and smogs of the past
61
7
Factory and power plant chimneys and the gases they emit
68
8
Chimney stacks and plumes
76
9
Buoyancy
78
7
Acid in the Air
85
19
Acid rain and Manchester air
85
5
Acid rain, snow, mist, and dry deposition
90
4
Acidification of soils, forests, and lakes
94
10
Ozone and Ultraviolet Radiation
104
10
Spray cans and the ozone layer
104
10
Structure of the atmosphere
105
6
CFCs and Freons
111
3
Natural Polluters
114
29
Volcanoes
114
8
Volcanic eruptions and climate
122
6
Killer trees?
128
7
The Gaia hypothesis
131
4
Pollution from wildfires
135
8
El Nino
138
2
Asian fires of 1997--1998
140
2
The Ash Wednesday fires
142
1
Curing the Air
143
50
Pollution and health
143
7
Trapping pollutants
150
7
Static electricity
155
2
New cars for old
157
9
Fuel cells
163
1
Airships
164
2
Heat without fire
166
10
Sun and wind
176
9
Laws and treaties
185
4
Will the world of tomorrow have cleaner or dirtier air?
189
4
Bibliography and further reading
193
8
Appendixes
SI units and conversions
199
1
Prefixes used with SI units
200
1
Index
201