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Earth and Planetary Sciences 133. Atmospheric Chemistry

Physical and chemical processes determining the composition of the atmosphere and its implications for climate, ecosystems, and human welfare. Construction of atmospheric composition models. Atmospheric transport. Nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon cycles. Climate forcing by greenhouse gases and aerosols. Stratospheric ozone. Oxidizing power of the atmosphere. Surface air pollution: aerosols and ozone. Deposition to ecosystems: acid rain, nitrogen, mercury.​
Notes: EPS 133 is also offered as ES 133. Students may not take both for credit. This course fulfills the EPS sub-discipline requirement of Oceans and Atmosphere(s). This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Science of the Physical Universe.​
Prerequisites: Physical Sciences 1, 2, Mathematics 1b; or equivalents.

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Season: 

Spring

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Time: 

11:30-1:00

Course ID: 

122093

Subject Area: 

Core
Earth and Planetary Sciences
General Education

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