12.817J 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.

12.817J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Heald.

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

In the Spring 2014 Subject Evaluations, 12.817J was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 12.817 Class Site site.

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