Atmospheric Pollution

Course Information
TitleΑΤΜΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΚΗ ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗ / Atmospheric Pollution
CodeNGMC 627E
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorProdromos Zanis
Course ID600019051

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses633
METEŌROLOGIA - KLIMATOLOGIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)633
PERIVALLONTIKĪ GEŌGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)633

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
About the subject: 1. Understanding the basic principles of atmospheric pollution. 2. Understanding of the physical and chemical processes that control atmospheric pollution. 3. Understanding of the meteorological characteristics and conditions related to atmospheric pollution episodes. 4. Understanding of the fundamental air pollution problems from local to global scale. About the acquired skills: 1. Acquisition of fundamental knowledge for graduate studies in atmospheric and environmental sciences.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
1) Definition of air pollution. Historical aspects on air pollution. Chemical composition of the earth’s atmosphere. The role of trace constituents. The evolution of the composition of the Earth's atmosphere. 2) Biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and sulfur. 3) Introductory concepts in air pollution. Natural and man-made emissions. Primary and secondary pollutants. Dry and wet deposition. Chemical transformations. Lifetime of air pollutants. The cycle of air pollution. Classification of gaseous pollution at various spatial scales. 4) The main atmospheric pollutants, their sources and their effects on the environment. 5) Meteorological components for the study of air pollution. The atmospheric boundary layer. Physical processes in microclimate - atmospheric turbulence. Atmospheric diffusion and dispersion. 6) The role of atmospheric stability conditions in dispersion. Physical processes in local and meso-scale transport processes and their relation to air pollution levels. Physical processes in synoptic and global scale transport processes and their relation to air pollution levels. 7) Introduction to the fundamental air pollution problems. Urban and suburban pollution problems. Smog and photochemical smog. 8) Transboundary, hemispheric and global pollution problems. Acid deposition. Increase in tropospheric ozone. Stratospheric ozone depletion and the ozone hole. Enhancement of the greenhouse effect. Radiative forcing and global warming potential. 9) Analysis and measurement of atmospheric pollutants.
Pollution, emissions, wet and deposition, dispersion, transport, boundary layer, acid deposition, smog, ozone hole, global warming
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment7
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1Α. Ατμοσφαιρική ρύπανση με στοιχεία μετεωρολογίας, Λαζαρίδης Μιχάλης,2η έκδ./2010, ISBN: 978-960-418-246-6 1Β. ΑΤΜΟΣΦΑΙΡΙΚΗ ΡΥΠΑΝΣΗ: ΕΠΙΠΤΩΣΕΙΣ, ΕΛΕΓΧΟΣ & ΕΝΑΛΛΑΚΤΙΚΕΣ ΤΕΧΝΟΛΟΓΙΕΣ, ΙΩΑΝΝΗΣ ΓΕΝΤΕΚΑΚΗΣ,2η EΚΔΟΣΗ/2010, ISBN: 978-960-461-394-6
Additional bibliography for study
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