10.817J Atmospheric Chemistry

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Provides a detailed overview of the chemical transformations that control the abundances of key trace species in the Earth's atmosphere. Emphasizes the effects of human activity on air quality and climate. Topics include photochemistry, kinetics, and thermodynamics important to the chemistry of the atmosphere; stratospheric ozone depletion; oxidation chemistry of the troposphere; photochemical smog; aerosol chemistry; and sources and sinks of greenhouse gases and other climate forcers.

This class has 5.60 as a prerequisite.

10.817J will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by J. H. Kroll.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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