F&ES 711a / 2014-2015

Atmospheric Chemistry

Credits: 3
Fall 2014: M,W, 9:00-10:15, Sage 32
 
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A science lecture course designed to explore the chemical and physical processes determining the composition of the atmosphere and its implications for climate, ecosystems, and human welfare. Topics covered include: origin of the atmosphere; photolysis, reaction kinetics; atmospheric transport of trace species; stratospheric ozone chemistry; tropospheric hydrocarbon chemistry; oxidizing power, nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, carbon cycles; chemistry-climate-biosphere interactions; aerosols, smog, acid rain. Course project, final presentation and paper. Mid-term and final exam. 

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