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Atmospheric Chemistry (CHEM90043)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCHEM90043
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This subject explores the chemical transformations in the Earth's atmosphere, which is influenced by both natural processes and human activities. The subject will provide an introduction into the chemistry of the stratosphere and the troposphere to explore some important problems, such as acid rain, ozone depletion, photochemical smog, greenhouse gases and global warming.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Explain the structure of the atmosphere.
  • Define important chemical processes in the stratosphere and troposphere.
  • Discuss the role of greenhouse gases on global warming.
  • Demonstrate an increased knowledge and understanding of chemical science
  • Use investigative skills, critical thought and the ability to evaluate information and to analyse experimental data.

Generic skills

  • advanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
  • an ability to evaluate the professional literature
  • an understanding of the changing knowledge base
  • a capacity to apply concepts developed in one area to a different context
  • the ability to use conceptual models to rationalize experimental observations

Last updated: 29 March 2019