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1. Course title

Aerosolifysiikka II
Aerosofysik II
Aerosol Physics II

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 530001 Aerosolifysiikka II, 5 op.

3. Course status: compulsory

-Which degree programme is responsible for the course?
Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences

-Which module does the course belong to?
ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences (compulsory for Study Track in Aerosol Physics)

-Is the course available to students from other degree programmes?

4. Course level (first-, second-, third-cycle/EQF levels 6, 7 and 8)

Master’s level, degree programmes in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine = secondcycle
degree/EQF level 7
Doctoral level = third-cycle (doctoral) degree/EQF level 8

-Does the course belong to basic, intermediate or advanced studies (cf. Government Decree
on University Degrees)?
Advanced studies

5. Recommended time/stage of studies for completion

-The recommended time for completion may be, e.g., after certain relevant courses have
been completed.

6. Term/teaching period when the course will be offered

The course will be lectured every year in the II period.

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Risto Makkonen

9. Course learning outcomes

To learn basic processes that modify atmospheric aerosol populations, especially their size distribution and chemical composition

10. Course completion methods

Weekly exercises and final exam.

11. Prerequisites

Aerosol Physics I should preferably be performed before this course.

12. Recommended optional studies

-What other courses are recommended to be taken in addition to this course?
-Which other courses support the further development of the competence provided by this

13. Course content

  • Introduction to aerosol dynamics 
  • Brownian coagulation 
  • Gravitational coagulation and coagulation equation 
  • Condensation 
  • Nucleation 
  • Atmospheric nucleation 
  • Deposition 
  • Charged aerosol dynamics 
  • Cloud physics 
  • Aqueous-phase chemistry 
  • Modelling aerosol dynamics

14. Recommended and required literature

Primary course literature: J. H. Seinfeld & S.N. Pandis: Atmospheric chemistry and physics, 2nd/3rd ed, Wiley, 2006/2016

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Weekly exercises and lectures.

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

Final grade is based on exercises (1/3) and final exam (2/3), and 45% of total points needed to pass.

17. Teaching language


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