Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2012-2013
CHEM 3200K Atmospheric Chemistry
Atmospheric chemistry is a branch of environmental science in which chemistry processes in the atmosphere are studied. It is designed for science major students with junior or senior status. Topics in this course include: atmosphere layers, atmospheric transport, biogeochemical cycles of gaseous nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, and sulfur compounds, aerosol, fog, smog, and acid rain, troposphere air pollutions, ozone hole and stratosphere ozone depletion, green house gases and global warming, industrial revolution and anthropogenic climate change, chemical kinetics in mesosphere and thermosphere, cicumsteller and planetary atmosphere. Atmospheric chemistry is aimed to show students how to use the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry to describe phenomena is aimed to show students how to use the fundamental principles of physics and chemistry to describe phenomena and solve problems in a complex system (atmosphere).