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Courses - Spring 2022
AOSC
Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
AOSC633
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146. And MATH241; or permission of CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science department; or permission of CMNS-Chemistry & Biochemistry department.
Cross-listed with CHEM633.
Credit only granted for: AOSC433, AOSC633, CHEM433, or CHEM633.
The effects of human activity on atmospheric composition, focused on global warming, the carbon cycle, air pollution, and the ozone layer. Fundamentals of atmosphereic chemistry (spectroscopy, kinetics, isotopic analysis, and biogeochemical cycles) are related to the modern understanding of climate change, air quality, and ozone depletion, based on resources such as satellite missions, field campaigns, and scientific assessments published by international agencies. We also examine how society's energy needs could be met, in the future, in a manner with less impact on atmospheric composition than the present heavy reliance on combusion of fossil fuels.