Course syllabus

Atmosfärskemi och -fysik
Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

FKFF05, 5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED N
Date of Decision: 2021-04-19

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 - (U,3,4,5) - (Fail, Three, Four, Five)
Assessment: The examination consists of a written exam and a project. It is also possible to write a test, which can generate extra credits on the exam.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0118. Name: Project.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Examination of oral presentation
Code: 0218. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written exam


Assumed prior knowledge: FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: FKFF01

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Bengt Martinsson,
Course coordinator: Johan Friberg,
Course coordinator: Pontus Roldin,
Course homepage:
Further information: It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course.