Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry, by Daniel J. Jacob

Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1999

Last updated January 14, 2004

- p. 36, equation (3.22), middle equation: "U" in denominator of first term on right-hand side should not be there.
- p. 46, equation (4.4), "gradient dot P": the dot shouldn't be there (this is not a scalar product of vectors, P is not a vector).
- p. 54, exercise 4-1: unit of gamma_b should be m s
^{-2}, not m s^{-1}. - p.105, equation (6.19): tau
_{CO2}should be 13 years, not 9 years, using m_{CO2}= 790 Pg C (page 94) and NPP = 60 Pg C yr-1. - p.110, question 1.2 of problem 6.4: tau should be 3.1 years, not 3.3 years.
- page 126, exercise 7-1: the distance of Venus to the sun is 1.08*10
^{8}not 1.08*10^{6}. This should be corrected in both the question and the answer. - page 170, Figure 10-5: in the left panel the unit for tau
_{ox}is missing [seconds]; in the right panel the unit for O_{3}is incorrect, the s^{-1}should be removed [10^{12}molecules cm^{-3}]. - page 221, problem 11.3-1: the molecule on the right hand side of equation
(2a) should be CH
_{3}OOH rather than CH_{2}OOH. - p. 236, equation (12.4), first term on right-hand-side should be
2k
_{8}[HO_{2}]^{2}. This error carries to equation (12.5) where the denominator on the right-hand-side should be 2k_{8}. - p. 253, problem 13.2: unit for K
_{H}should be M atm^{-1}.

NUMERICAL SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS (p. 257-258)

- Answer to question (2.1) of problem 2.2 should be 1.19 kg m
^{-3}. - Answer to question (2) of problem 4.9 should be 97 km.
- Answer to problem 7.6 should be "Optical depth 0.013".
- Lifetime of NO in answer to question 2 of problem 10.8 should be 10 s, not 2 s.
- Answer to question (2.1) of problem 11.3 should be 71%. Answer to question (2.2) of the same problem should be 0.74 (CH4), 0.29 (CO).

Many thanks to Thomas Koop (ETH Zurich), Valerie Young (Ohio University), Sotirios Gravas (U. Patras), Colette Heald (Harvard), Geert-Jan Roelofs (Utrecht), Randall Martin (Dalhousie) for identifying some of these errors!