Course Content (Syllabus)
Composition of the atmosphere and biogeochemical cycles. Sources and lifetime of atmospheric pollutants. Classification of atmospheric pollution at different spatial scales. Physical processes of transport for air pollutants. Atmospheric diffusion and dispersion. Dry and wet deposition. Photochemical smog, acid rain and ozone hole. Enhancement of the greenhouse effect. Geological periods and the evolution of earth’s climate. Proxy data. The causes of natural climate change.
Anthropogenic effects on climate change. Projections of future climate change, climate models and emission scenarios.