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Pesticides in the Atmosphere


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Introduction to the Series, Preface, Editor’s Note, List of Figures, List of Tables, Conversion Factors, Abbreviations and Acronyms, Abstract, Chapter 1 Introduction, 1.1 Purpose, 1.2 Previous Reviews, 1.3 Approach, Chapter 2 Characteristics of Studies Reviewed, 2.1 General Design Features, 2.2 Geographic Distribution, 2.3 Matrices, 2.4 Target Analytes, 2.5 Analytical Detection Limits, Chapter 3 National Distributions and Trends, 3.1 Pesticides Detected, 3.2 Summary of National Use, 3.3 Geographic Distribution in Relation to Use, Organochlorine Insecticides, Organophosphorus Insecticides, Other Insecticides, Triazine and Acetanilide Herbicides, Other Herbicides, Long-Term Trends, Summary, Chapter 4 Governing Processes, 4.1 Sources, Application Processes, Application Methods, Formulations, Spray-Cloud Processes, Post-Application Processes, Wind Erosion, Tillage Practices, 4.2 Transport Processes, Local Transport, Regional and Long-Range Transport, 4.3 Removal Processes, Dry Deposition, Wet Deposition, Chemical Reactions, Chapter 5 Analysis of Key Topics: Sources and Transport, 5.1 Seasonal and Local Use Patterns, 5.2 Effects of Agricultural Management Practices, 5.3 Urban Areas, 5.4 Relative Importance of Local, Regional, and Long-Range Transport, 5.5 Effects of Climate, Chapter 6 Analysis of Key Topics: Phases, Properties, and Transformations, 6.1 Influence of Chemical and Physical Properties, 6.2 Phase Distribution and Transformation Reactions, 6.3 Relative Importance of Wet and Dry Deposition, 6.4 Sampling Method Effects on Apparent Phase Distributions, Chapter 7 Analysis of Key Topics: Environmental Significance, 7.1 Contribution to Surface-and Ground-Water, 7.2 Human Health and Aquatic Life, Chapter 8 Summary and Conclusions, References, Glossary of Common and Chemical Names of Pesticides, Index

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Michael S. Majewski, U.S. Geological Survey, Sacramento, California Paul D. Capel, U.S. Geological Survey, St. Paul, Minnesota


"...a very complete compilation of the available studies on a broad array of pesticides..."
- Dr. James Pankow, Oregon Graduate Institute of Science and Technology

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