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Courses - Spring 2024
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02/27/2024 at 10:30 PM
Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: CHEM131, CHEM135, or CHEM146.
Cross-listed with: AOSC633.
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.