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Written as an authoritative advisor to the suggestions of instrumental dimension for the atmospheric scientist, learn pupil or undergraduate, Analytical innovations for Atmospheric size specializes in the tools used to make genuine time measurements of atmospheric gasoline and aerosol composition.

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Clemitshaw (2004) provides a very comprehensive listing of methods organised according to type of analytical technique. For some species, several methods are available for their detection, with different sensitivities and accuracies, and a listing in this table does not imply a technique as the optimum method for detection. The table is restricted to techniques used to make ambient measurements in the atmosphere, and does not cover techniques that have only been demonstrated to have excellent sensitivity in the laboratory for specific species.

From natural gas and landfills), and the spatial distribution of regulated pollutants (O3 , NOX , CO, SO2 and particulate matter) in urban centres. , together with the instruments deployed, which is described in detail in Kolb et al. (2004). , 2002). 2 Ship-borne platforms Ocean-going research vessels are operated by a number of national agencies for the measurement of atmospheric composition, including ice-breakers for polar regions. Examples include the Ronald H. Brown, operated by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the RV Polarstern, operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, and the RRS Discovery and Charles Darwin, operated by the UK Natural Environmental Research Council.

2003), and contains a succint discussion of advances in field measurements in both the gas and aerosol phases, together with the results from field campaigns in the context of atmospheric photooxidants and tropospheric aerosols. Methods for measurements of atmospheric trace gases are reviewed by several authors for selected species in Calvert (1994). , 1999; Finlayson-Pitts & Pitts, 2000). More specialised review articles are cited in individual chapters of this book, but there are a number of articles that review a wide range of instrumental methods rather than just for individual techniques or class of species.

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