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    Central Washington University
  Feb 22, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog
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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.


Learner Outcomes:
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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