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Editors: Bashkin, Vladimir and Park, Soon-Ung
Book Description:
The rapid growth of industrialization and urbanization and a significant increase in agricultural production in East Asia have caused a remarkable increase in SO2 and Nox emissions during past several decades. Air pollution is an emerging important environmental problem in Asia as a whole and especially in East Asia. Ever growing emissions of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, ammonia and ground-level ozone concentration in many big cities in this region make the people worry on the synergetic effects of various pollutants. Emission projections indicate that potentially large increases in emissions may occur during the next 25-50 years in Asia, especially in China, Thailand, India, etc, in accordance with the planned development programs. If this occurs (the probability is very high), the negative impacts that have been experienced in Europe and North America (USA and Canada) during this century will become increasingly apparent in large parts of Asia within the next 50-100 years. According to the present estimates SO2 emission in Asia will surpass the combined emissions of North America and Europe by the year 2000 if the current growth rate of energy consumption keeps to remain. This volume provides invaluable information in developing a more profound insight into the complexity of air pollution and its interaction with ecosystems in East Asia.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction; 2. Modelling Of Acid Deposition In East Asia; Numerical Modelling Of Acid Deposition On Eurasian Continent (Michail Sofiev, Hydromet Institute, Moscow, Russia); Estimation Of Dry Depositions Of So2 And No2 Over South Korea (Soon-Ung Park and Si-Wan Kim, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea); 3. Monitoring Of Acid Rains In East Asia; Acid Rain Monitoring In East And South-East Asia (Miroslav Radojevic, Department of Chemistry, University of Brunei Darussalam,); 4. Experimental Studies Of Acidity Influence On Terrestrial Ecosystems In East Asia; Changes In Distribution Of Aluminum Species In Soil Solution Due To Acidification (Kazuo Sato, Takashi Wakamatsu and Akira Takahashi, Komar Research Laboratory, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry); Differential Sensitivity Of 16 Tree Species To Simulated Acid Rain Or Sulfur Dioxide In Combination With Ozone (Yoshihisa Kohno, Hideyuki Matsumura and Takuya Kobayashi, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry,); Acid Deposition Effects On The Dynamic Of Heavy Metals In Soils And Their Biological Accumulation In The Crops And Vegetables Of Taiwan (Zueng-Sang Chen1, Jen-Chyi Liu2 and Ching-Yi Cheng1, Department of Agricultural Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 2Department of Agricultural Chemistry, Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, ); 5. East Asian Ecosystem Sensitivity To Acid Deposition; Acid Deposition And Ecosystem Sensitivity In East Asia (Vladimir Bashkin, Institute of Fundamental Biological Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino,); Acid Deposition And Ecosystem Sensitivity In China (Jiming Hao, Shaodong Xie, Duan Lei, Department of Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University); Model Application For Assessing The Ecosystem Sensitivity To Acidic Deposition Based On Soil Chemistry Changes And Nutrient Budgets (Junko Shindo, National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences); Sensitivity Of Thailand's Ecosystems To Acidic Deposition (Michael Kozlov and Sirintornthep Towprayoon, School of Energy and Materials); Acid Deposition And Forest Ecosystem Sensitivity In Taiwan (Teng-Chiu Lin, National Changhua University); 6. Conclusion (Vladimir Bashkin, Pushchino State University & Soon-Ung Park, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea)

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   ISBN: 1-56072-611-3
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