Atmospheric chemistry



The current intense concern with environmental quality in the United States has resulted in maintaining or possibly even increasing the amount of research in atmospheric chemistry in a period of scientific retrenchment. Thus there has been increasing emphasis during the last few years on the use of chemistry to determine effects of mankind on the earth's atmosphere; much of this work has involved determining the sources, concentrations, and mechanisms of removal (sinks) of atmospheric trace constituents, both natural and man-made.