Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Compulsory for: W2. Optional for: B3, F3, K3, RH3. Course coordinator: Professor Bengt Martinsson,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable. Assessment: The examination consists of a written exam and a project. Home page:

The course should provide understanding of physical, chemical and meteorological processes in the atmosphere as well as environmental concequences of changes of atmospheric composition caused by human activities, such as climate change and destruction of stratospheric ozone. The course shuold also provide a capability to assess and discuss environmental issues within the working life and societal debate from a natural science perspective.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Atmospheric composition and thermodynamical properties, meteorology, meteorological models, geochemical cycles, climate, aerosol, chemical kinetics, stratospheric ozone, oxidising power of the atmosphere, tropospheric ozone and acid rain.

Jacob, D.J.: Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry.
Princeton University Press 1999. ISBN: 0-691-00185-5
Additional material handed out during the course.