The highly anticipated World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution was published by Anthem Press and is available to the public as of May 2008.

Edited by Professor Ranjeet Sokhi of the Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, the World Atlas provides a fascinating overview of air pollution in the 21st century. The Foreword to the Atlas was written by Nobel Laureate, Mario Molina, and each of the chapters were written by leading international authorities. (See below)

The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution will be an important source of information for environmental professionals, scientists, consultants, city officials, air quality experts, industrialists, students, and policy-makers throughout the world. Each topic is presented in a way that makes it accessible to the non-expert as well as to the more informed reader.

The World Atlas is full colour throughout its 144 pages, with over 150 maps, photographs and illustrations. It is comprehensively referenced and indexed. The Atlas is published in hard cover and is 363 mm x 269 mm in size. ISBN# is 1843312891.

The World Atlas was developed in conjunction with the International Union of Air Pollution Prevention and Environmental Protection Associations (IUAPPA) and the Global Atmospheric Pollution Forum.

The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution is available to the public through IUAPPA. Special discounts are available to individuals who are members of IUAPPA member organisations.


The World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution is now available to buy from:

  • IUAPPA for a discounted £89.00 (rrp £123), including worldwide postage and packing (via secure PayPal).


World Atlas of Atmospheric Pollution

Chapter 1 History of Air Pollution
Dr. Peter Brimblecombe, University of East Anglia (UK)

Chapter 2 Air Pollution in Towns and Cities

Drs. Ranjeet S Sokhi, (University of Hertfordshire, UK), Nutthida Kitwiroon, (University of Hertfordshire, UK)

Chapter 3 Long-Range Transport of Atmospheric Pollutants and Transboundary Pollution
Coordinating author: Dr S.T. Rao,(National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, USA)
Co-authors: Drs. Christian Hogrefe (University at Albany, USA), T Holloway (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA) and George Kallos (University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 4 Global Air Pollution
Dr. Ding Yihui, (IPCC, National Climate Centre, China)

Chapter 5 Ozone Depletion
Dr. Richard S. Stolarski, (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA)

Chapter 6 Environmental and Health Impacts of Atmospheric Pollution

Coordinating author: Dr. Mike Ashmore (University of York, UK) 
Co-authors: Drs. J –P Hettelingh (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands), H van Dobben (Alterra Green World Research, The Netherlands), W de Vries (Alterra Green World Research, The Netherlands), M Posch (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands), G J Reinds (Alterra Green World Research, The Netherlands), AEJ Tonneijck (Wageningen University and Research Centre, The Netherlands), L van Bree (Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Netherlands), and K Hicks (Stockholm Environment Institute, University of York, UK)

Chapter 7 Future Trends in Air Pollution
Dr. Markus Amann (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis - IIASA, Austria), Janusz Cofala (IIASA, Austria), Wolfgang Schöpp (IIASA, Austria), Frank Dentener (Institute for Environment and Sustainability, Italy)
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