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1. Course title

Atmospheric and aerosol chemistry
Atmospheric and aerosol chemistry
Atmospheric and aerosol chemistry

2. Course code


Aikaisemmat leikkaavat opintojaksot 530007 Ilmakemian jatkokurssi, 5 op.

3. Course status: optional

-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
optional for

  • Study Track in Aerosol Physics
  • Study Track in Atmospheric Chemistry and Analysis

-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


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

The course will be lectured in the III period every other year (even years).

7. Scope of the course in credits

5 cr

8. Teacher coordinating the course

Michael Boy

9. Course learning outcomes

  • Central theories and concepts related to atmospheric chemistry
  • Skills necessary for critical thought and argumentation in atmospheric chemistry and related topics

10. Course completion methods

Written examination in the end of the course and one oral presentation by each student in the exercise lectures.

11. Prerequisites

This course requires students to participate beforehand the course 'Basics of atmospheric chemistry' if they have not attended other similar lectures during the last years.

 ATM306 Basics of atmospheric chemistry

12. Recommended optional studies


13. Course content

The course covers the following topics:

  • Atmospheric transport
  • Geochemical cycles of nitrogen, oxygen, carbon and sulphate
  • Oxidising power of the troposphere
  • Chemistry of atmospheric aerosols
  • Chemistry of the Stratosphere
  • Chemical modelling in different dimensions (advantages and disadvantages)
  • Greenhouse effect
  • Climate change
  • Geoengineering

14. Recommended and required literature

Will be announced in the first lecture - all lecture presentations will be available for the students

15. Activities and teaching methods in support of learning

Weekly lectures and exercises. In the exercise session all students have to provide a seminar talk on a related topic provided by the lecturer.

16. Assessment practices and criteria, grading scale

The final grade will be achieved by an written exam.

17. Teaching language