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Final Exam Prep

Final Exam Study Guide Updated -Here is the updated study guide with references to HW problems and additional practice problems. I’m happy to provide answers to any practice problems on request. There will be a review session Wednesday from 5 – … Continue reading

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Section 7: Lakes and Redox Chemistry

Reading due 5/8: Spiro Ch 15 Oxygen and Life Class slides: May 4 Slides; May 8 Slides; May 10 Slides Optional Homework due 5/15: Homework 8 Lakes and Redox – turn in this assignment to earn 5 extra credit points on the final exam.

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Final paper guidelines

Research Proposal Assignment

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Section 6: Water and Oceans

Reading due 4/26: vanLoon Chapters 9 and 11. Section 9.2 is largely review of Gen Chem concepts that you should know. We have also already discussed the first part of Section 11.2 (CO2 solubility.)  There will be a quiz Thursday … Continue reading

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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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