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Zhu, T., Melamed, M. L., Parrish, D., Gllardo Klenner, L., Lawrence, M., Konare, A. and Liousse, C. (Eds). (2012). WMO/IGAC Impacts of Megacities on Air Pollution and Climate. World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-0-9882867-0-2. p 299.

This impact assessment, a joint effort between the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and IGAC, details the unique challenges that urban areas pose to air quality and climate now and in the coming decades. Emphasis is on an assessment of the state of information regarding air pollution in megacities across five continents, including an integrated analysis for North America. An overview of current international collaborative research, key issues and a broad outlook are also discussed.

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IGAC. (2006). Science Plan and Implementation Strategy. IGBP Report No. 56. IGBP Secretariat, Stockholm. 44pp.

The IGAC Science Plan and Implementation Strategy (SP&IS) details the scope and goals of IGAC in its second decade. The science issues that will be the focus of IGAC are presented, as is an outline of how this is to be achieved.

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Atmospheric Chemistry in a Changing World

Brasseur, G.P., Prinn, R.G., Pszenny A.A.P. (Eds.). (2003). Atmospheric Chemistry in a Changing World. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. IBSN: 978-3-642-62396-7. p 300.

This book summarizes and integrates more than a decade of atmospheric chemistry research, carried out under the auspices of IGAC and published by Springer. During the period under consideration, great progress has been made in the science, computing, modeling and observational techniques; methods have also improved. Suggestions for the highest priority research for the next decade are made. The volume was written by leaders in the field of atmospheric chemistry research, and includes important information regarding impacts on the environment reinforced by solid scientific results.

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Prinn, R.G. (Ed.). (1994). Global Atmospheric-Biospheric Chemistry. Springer Science+Business Media, New York. ISBN: 978-14613-6075-9. p 261.

This book details the Proceedings of the First Scientific Conference of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project held in Eilat, Israel, April 18-22, 1993. It outlines and analyzes IGAC's effort to "understanding the complex coupled atmospheric and biospheric chemistry leading to currently observed changes in atmospheric composition and to improving our capability to predict future changes in atmospheric gaseous and paniculate composition."

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The International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Programme

Galbally, I.E. (Ed.), (1989). The International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Programme, Stockholm, Sweden, ISBN: 0643050620. p 55.

This book establishes the IGAC program, including its goals addressing global atmospheric change, structure, mode of operation, relationship to IGBP and other international scientific organizations, and the early history leading to its formation.