12.817J Atmospheric Composition in the Changing Earth System
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.
12.817J will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by C. Heald.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
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