Air Pollution Meteorology and Dispersion. ing will have significant bases on similarity theories, S. Pal Arya. 1999. 310 pp. $75.00. Hardbound. having an author provide such a good discussion of Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-507398-3. this area is a significant plus. Chapter 9 is thorough, yet concise, in its coverage of Gaussian diffusion. Of particular usefulness are sec- A person picking up this book is deceived by first tions on model evaluations and uncertainties, and limi- noting that there are only 286 pages of text. Because tations of Gaussian diffusion models. of its two-column format and relatively small font size, this book contains much more material than one would Two important but unrelated topics, plume rise and normally expect from a volume of this length. In ad- settling and deposition, are covered in chapter 10. dition to covering the two overlapping subject areas Currently, there are more nonattainment areas for of air pollution meteorology and dispersion (as the title federal air pollution standards for the pollutant ozone promises), this volume also covers a considerable than for other pollutants. The approach to achieving amount of meteorological fundamentals. attainment is to propose various control procedures Chapter 1 gives a good, yet
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