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Aerosols in the atmosphere

Petzold, Andreas and Kärcher, Bernd (2012) Aerosols in the atmosphere. In: Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends Research Topics in Aerospace. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 37-54. ISBN 978-3-642-30182-7. ISSN 2194-8240

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Official URL: http://www.springer.com/series/8625


This overview introduces atmospheric aerosol, including basic definitions and properties. Types of aerosols, sources, transformation processes and sinks are described. The spatial distribution of atmospheric aerosol is discussed on the basis of field observations conducted at the DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics. The chapter concludes with a brief overview of aerosol impacts on the global climate.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Aerosols in the atmosphere
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Petzold, Andreas UNSPECIFIED
Kärcher, Bernd UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 37-54
Schumann, U.DLR
Publisher:Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Series Name:Research Topics in Aerospace
Keywords:aerosols, atmosphere, stratospheric ozone holes, soot, air pollution, reduced visibility, adverse health
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport, Space, Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System, Earth Observation, ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Transport, Raumfahrt, Aeronautics
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem, R EO - Erdbeobachtung, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Projekt Verkehrsentwicklung und Umwelt, R - Vorhaben Atmosphären- und Klimaforschung, L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Atmospheric Trace Species
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:16 Oct 2012 10:16
Last Modified:14 Feb 2013 12:55

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