SIO 217D: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences IV:
Instructor: Lynn Russell
Lecture: Mo/We 9:30-10:50am (Spiess 330) (4 Credits)
Office Hours: Mo/We 10:50-noon and by appointment.
Summary:Current climate change uncertainties highlight the
role of multiphase
reactions in catalyzing new processes in the atmosphere, requiring a
new dimension in our measurements and modelling of atmospheric
chemistry. This course provides an introduction to the constituents and
time scales of chemistry in the troposphere and stratosphere, with a
focus on the role of aerosols. The underlying principles of
reaction mechanisms, thermodynamic equilibria, and gas-particle
interactions will be used to provide the fundamental tools needed to
understand atmospheric chemistry. Students will use MATlab-based
codes to quantify these interactions as part of term projects.
Course Requirement (Term Projects):
- See 217d 2009 for example projects.
Course Textbook and Reserves:
Course Textbook (Available at SIO/Aquarium Bookstore):