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SIO 217D: Atmospheric and Climate Sciences IV:
Atmospheric Chemistry

Winter 2014

Instructor: Lynn Russell
Lecture: Tu/Th 2:00-3:20pm (Spiess 330) (4 Credits) 
Office Hours: TBA


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.