Course Syllabus for

Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Atmosfärskemi och -fysik

FKFF01F, 4 credits

Valid from: Spring 2014
Decided by: FN1/Björn Regnell
Date of establishment: 2013-11-08

General Information

Division: Nuclear Physics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: FKFF01
Teaching language: 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.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

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

Course Literature

Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry. 1999. ISBN 9780691001852.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, exercises, project. The project comprises studies of a scintific paper, follow-up and presentation during a mini symposium. The project can be extended to a more comprehensive project (focusing on a special topic). The course then gives 7,5 hp.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written exam, written report. The examination consists of a written exam where the student individually answers questions of both calculation and descriptive character, and a project.
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Bengt Martinsson <>

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