Feb 22, 2018
CHEM 551 - Atmospheric Chemistry
The chemistry of the stratosphere and troposphere; chemistry of the atmospheric waters; the transport of air pollution; topics of current scientific/societal interest, related to the effects of human activity on air quality and climate, such as chemistry of urban air, particulate matter, and chemistry-climate coupling. Course will not have an established scheduling pattern.
Prerequisite: CHEM 382.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- List the chemical components of the atmosphere.
- Draw temperature and pressure profiles of the atmosphere and name each layer.
- Identify atmospheric transport mechanisms and describe how they work.
- Estimate each contributing factor to the greenhouse effect.
- List pertinent reactions involving ozone in the stratosphere and in the troposphere (Smog).
- List chemical equilibria that lead to acid rain.
- Analyze, synthesize and critique current topic in atmospheric chemistry.
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