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Section 5: Acid Rain

Due 4/17 – Reading: Aerosols: vanLoon Chapter 6 Intro and Section 6.1 ‘Sources’ up to but not including the section on ‘Arctic haze’. Although we will have finished our discussion of aerosols in class, there will be some questions on aerosols … Continue reading

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Section 4: Tropospheric Chemistry

Our next topic will be the chemistry and pollution of the troposphere. The composition of this region of the atmosphere is particularly important because it is the air that we breathe. We will look at some of the principle factors … Continue reading

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Section 3: The Stratosphere – continued

Due Tuesday 4/3 (in class): Homework 4 – van Loon and Duffy Ch. 3. The question numbers depend on your edition of the text. If you have the 4th Edition, do #2, 3, 4. If you have the 3rd Edition, … Continue reading

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In-class Activities

Global Mean T Activity; Building Elements Activity; Carbonate-Silicate Activity; Organic Carbon Activity; Ozone Profile Activity  

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Midterm Exam Information

The midterm exam will be given Thursday, March 22 at 6 pm in Keyes 102. The exam will be written to take 1 hr, but you will have 2 hours to complete it. If anyone requires special accommodations, please let me … Continue reading

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Assignment – Climate Modeling

Assignment due Wednesday, 3/21 by 5 pm: Climate Modeling Note that the assignment has a lot of description and instructions, so it may look long, but I estimate it should take you about an hour to complete. If it is taking … Continue reading

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Section 3: The Stratosphere

Due 3/15 – Reading: van Loon Chapter 3: Stratospheric Chemistry – Ozone. There will be a readiness quiz on Thursday 3/15. Class Slides: Mar. 20 Slides; Mar. 22 Slides Resources: NASA Ozone Hole Tracker Buck Lab Environmental Networking Event 3/16!!

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Section 2: Element Cycling and Climate

Due 3/1 – Reading: van Loon and Duffy Chapters 1 and 2 Due 3/6 – Reading: van Loon and Duffy Chapter 8 thru end of section 8.3 (p. 182-203). No quiz! Due Friday 3/9: Homework 2 Due Tuesday 3/13: Reading: IPCC … Continue reading

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Section 1: Elements and the Earth

Due 2/13 – Reading: Langmuir and Broecker, Chapter 1: Earth and Life as Natural Systems (all); Chapter 2: The Big Bang and Chapter 3:  The Raw Material – read just the intros to each chapter in italics on p. 27-28 and … Continue reading

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