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Spring 2014-2015
* CEE 311 / CHM 311 / GEO 311 / ENE 311   No Audit

Global Air Pollution

Mark A. Zondlo

Students will study the chemical and physical processes involved in the sources, transformation, transport, and sinks of air pollutants on local to global scales. Societal problems such as photochemical smog, particulate matter, greenhouse gases, and stratospheric ozone depletion will be investigated using fundamental concepts in chemistry, physics, and engineering. For the class project, students will select a trace gas species or family of gases and analyze recent field and remote sensing data based upon material covered in the course. Environments to be studied include very clean, remote portions of the globe to urban air quality.

Sample reading list:
Daniel Jacob, Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
Peter V. Hobbs, Basic Physical Chemistry for the Atmospheric Sciences(2nd ed

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading - 50 pages per week. Writing will be based on weekly homework sets.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Term Paper(s) - 10%
Problem set(s) - 20%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
CEE 303 or CHM 303/304 or Instructor's Permission.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
40879 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T Th   Engineering Quad E-Wing   E225   Enrolled:18 Limit:50