Welcome to the web page site containing the overhead color slides for the textbook, "Atmospheric Pollution: History, Science and Regulation," by M. Z. Jacobson, published by Cambridge University Press, New York (2002).

This textbook provides an introduction to the history and science of major air pollution issues. The book begins with an introduction to the history of discovery of chemicals in the atmosphere, and then moves on to a discussion of the evolution of the earth's atmosphere, and the structure and composition of the present-day atmosphere. It then discusses five major atmospheric pollution topics: urban outdoor air pollution, indoor air pollution, acid deposition, stratospheric ozone depletion, and global climate change. The book contains numerous student examples and problems and over 200 color illustrations and photographs. It may serve as an introductory textbook for a range of undergraduate and graduate courses on atmospheric pollution. It also provides information for researchers and an introduction to the subject of air pollution for general audiences.

The text is 399 pages long and is now in print and available from the Cambridge University Press website.

Solutions to the homework problems in the back of each chapter are available by email from the author (jacobson@stanford.edu).

Corrections to date (link).

The 2012 second edition of this text can be found here (link).

Please submit any questions by email to jacobson@stanford.edu

PowerPoint slides by chapter

Chapter 1 - Basics and History of Discovery of Atmospheric Chemicals (17.63MB)
Chapter 2 - The Sun, the Earth, and the Evolution of the Earth's Atmosphere (5.45MB)
Chapter 3 - Structure and Composition of the Present-Day Atmosphere (11.91MB)
Chapter 4 - Urban Air Pollution (24.07MB)
Chapter 5 - Aerosol-Particles in Smog and the Global Environment (12.26MB)
Chapter 6 - Effects of Meteorology on Air Pollution (15.39MB)
Chapter 7 - Effects of Pollution on Visibility, UV Radiation, and Atmospheric Optics (13.29MB)
Chapter 8 - International Regulation of Urban Smog Since the 1940's (8.48MB)
Chapter 9 - Indoor Air Pollution (8.83MB)
Chapter 10 - Acid Deposition (6.70MB)
Chapter 11 - Global Stratospheric Ozone Reduction (8.28MB)
Chapter 12 - The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming (30.02MB)

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