MAE 6480 - Air Quality and Atmospheric Chemistry

(crosslisted) EAS 6480  
Fall. Offered alternate years. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: first-year chemistry and thermodynamics (or equivalent). Enrollment limited to: graduate standing or permission of instructor.

K. Zhang.

Factors determining air quality and effects of air pollutants on public health, ecological systems and global climate change. Students examine the source-to-receptor relationship of major air pollutants with an emphasis on the physical and chemical fundamentals of atmospheric transport and transformation. Topics include photochemical smog, atmospheric aerosols, atmospheric transport and deposition, emissions from energy systems, introduction to air quality monitoring and modeling, and air quality management.

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