Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Compulsory for: W2. Optional for: F4, F4es. Course coordinator: Professor Bengt Martinsson,, Department of Physics. 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 should 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.