1.841 Atmospheric Composition in the Changing Earth System


Class Info

Explores how atmospheric chemical composition both drives and responds to climate, with a particular focus on feedbacks via the biosphere. Topics include atmospheric nitrogen; DMS, sulfate, and CLAW; biogenic volatile organic compounds and secondary organic aerosol; wildfires and land use change; atmospheric methane and the oxidative capacity of the troposphere; and air quality and climate and geoengineering.

This class has 1.84 as a prerequisite.

1.841 will be offered this semester (Spring 2017). It is instructed by C. Heald.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 48-308.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

In the Spring 2016 Subject Evaluations, 1.841 was rated 6.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT + 1.841 - Google Search site or on the 1.841 Stellar site.

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