Upon successful completion of the courses the students will:
- Understand fundamentals of transport and chemical transformation processes of air pollutants.
- Be able to use simple mathematical models for air quality simulation.
- Analyze and assess atmospheric conditions that may lead to increased levels of air pollution.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Air quality issues (climate change, ozone layer destruction, acidification,troposheric ozone, urban air quality). Transport and chemical transformation processes of air pollutants. Atmospheric stability. Characteristics of the athospheric boundary layer. Mathematical simulation of transport and chemical transformation processes.
Additional bibliography for study
1. An introduction to Boundary Layer Meteorology, Roland B. Stull, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994.
2. Atmospheric Chemistry And Physics From Air Polution To Climate Change, John H. Seinfeld, Spyros N. Pandis, 1998.
3. Mesoscale Meteorological Modeling, Academic Press, Roger A. Pielke, 1984.
4. Atmospheric dispersion modeling compliance guide, Schnelle, Karl B., Dey, Partha R., New York McGraw-Hill, 2000.
5. Atmospheric dispersion modeling: an introduction to practical applications, Barratt, Rod, London Sterling, VA Earthscan Publications, 2001.