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Details for Course FKF035F Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

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  • FKF035F
  • Temporary
Course Name
  • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Course Extent
  • 7.5
Type of Instruction
  • Third-cycle course
Administrative Information
  • 7134 (Department of Physics / Nuclear Physics)
  • 2019-11-15
  • Anders Gustafsson / FUN(2)

Current Established Course Syllabus

  • 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.
  • 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.

    The project includes studies of scientific litterature, evaluation, and presentation at a seminar. The research student selects subject, which must be approved by the course teachers before the project start. The subject must be directed to the atmosphere, based on the course content, and be a broadening of the knowledge. The subject cannot be part of the thesis work. It's okay if the subject later might be relevant for the thesis work.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • know how to undertake physical and chemical calculations for the atmosphere based on presented methodology and modelling tools, such as meteorological box models and simple climate models, and to interpret the results in atmospheric and environmental perspectives
    be able to describe and understand the role of atmospheric processes in important environmental issues from a narural science perspective
    know how to explain qualitatively and in some cases quantitatively the impact of human activities on the atmosphere, and in a wider perspective, the conditions for life.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
  • acquire knowledge to integrate material on the atmosphere from several disciplines
    acquire knowledge to integrate material from text books and simpler scientific literature
    be able to carry out project work and plan a presentation from given instructions
    have increased skills to present a project and discuss their results with the course teachers and other audience.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
  • Exercises
  • Project
  • The project extent is 3,5 hp (ca 2 weeks of work).
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Seminars given by participants
  • The examination consist of a written exam (extent: 4 hp), and a project (extent: 3,5 hp) orally presented at a seminar (ca 45 min incl. discussion).
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
  • FMAA05 Calculus in One Variable, or equivalent.
Selection Criteria
  • Jacob: Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry. ISBN 0691001855.
  • Additional material handed out during the course.
Further Information
  • It is mandatory to attend the first lecture in order to be admitted to the course. The course follows the course FKFF05 but with a larger project.
Course code
  • FKF035F
Administrative Information
  • 2019-11-15
  • Anders Gustafsson / FUN(2)

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Spring 2020 2019‑11‑06 11:38:32 2019‑11‑06 11:39:21 2019‑11‑15

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