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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. Origin of the atmosphere. Nitrogen, oxygen, carbon, sulfur, trace metal cycles. Climate and the greenhouse effect. Atmospheric transport and turbulence. Stratospheric ozone. Oxidizing power of the atmosphere. Regional air pollution: aerosols, smog, acid rain.
Note: This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for Science of the Physical Universe and the Core area requirement for Science A.
Prerequisite: Physical Sciences 1, 2, Mathematics 1b; or equivalents.

Professor: 
Daniel Jacob
Season: 
Spring
Days: 
T
Days: 
Th
Time: 
11:30-1:00
School: 
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School: 
Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Subject Area: 
Core
Subject Area: 
Earth and Planetary Sciences
Catalog Number: 
7731
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