Course syllabus

Atmosfärskemi och -fysik
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

FKFF01, 4 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

Main field: Technology.
Compulsory for: W2
Elective for: F4, F4-es
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: The examination consists of a written exam and a project.


Required prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Bengt Martinsson,
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