AS 243: Atmospheric Chemistry

Course Number and Title: AS 243 (Atmospheric Chemistry)
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Number of Units: 3
Prerequisite: None

Course Description:
A review of the basic principles of physical chemistry and a discussion of the evolution and chemical composition of the Earth's atmosphere; half-life, residence, and renewal time; sources, transformation, transport and sinks of gases in the atmosphere; atmospheric aerosols; chemical cycles; air pollution; and statospheric chemistry.

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