C8622 Atmospheric Chemistry

Faculty of Science
Spring 2009
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: graded credit.
Teacher(s)
prof. Gerhard Lammel, PhD. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Ivan Holoubek, CSc.
RECETOX - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Jakub Hofman, Ph.D.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course provides an introduction in atmospheric chemistry and an overview over the most important reactions of tropospheric inorganic and organic and stratospheric ozone chemistry. The processes governing distributions between gas-phase, cloud droplets and aerosol particles, and trace substance transport are introduced. Natural and anthropogenic emissions and their most significant effects on the atmospheric environment as well as secondary effects are explained. The aim is to acquire the basics of tropospheric and stratospheric chemistry and an understanding of man-made changes in the atmospheric environment.
Syllabus
  • - Reaction types, chemical kinetics - Stratospheric ozone chemistry - Tropospheric ozone and hydrocarbon chemistry, radical sources - Nitrogen oxides chemistry - Acids containing nitrogen and sulfur: formation reactions and cloud chemistry - Atmospheric aerosol, its composition and chemical transformations - Trace substance mass budgets, surface cycling: Emissions, deposition, eventual re-volatilisation
Literature
  • RŮŽIČKOVÁ, Petra, Jana KLÁNOVÁ, Pavel ČUPR, Gerhard LAMMEL and Ivan HOLOUBEK. An assessment of air-soil exchange of polychlorinated biphenyls and organochlorine pesticides across Central and Southern Europe. Environmental Science and Technology, Columbus, Ohio, USA: American Chemical Society, 2008, vol. 42, No 42, p. 179-85. ISSN 0013-936X. info
  • DVORSKÁ, Alice, Gerhard LAMMEL, Jana KLÁNOVÁ and Ivan HOLOUBEK. Kosetice, Czech Republic. Ten years of air pollution monitoring and four years of evaluating the origin of persistent organic pollutants. Environmental Pollution, 2008, vol. 156, No 2, p. 403-408. ISSN 0269-7491. URL info
  • HOLOUBEK, I., R. ALCOCK, E. BRORSTROM-LUNDÉN, A. KOČAN, V. PETROSJAN, O. ROOTS, V. SHATALOV, Z. AMIROVA, A. MERGMAN, A. BEYER, Luděk BLÁHA, P. BUREAUL, P. COLEMAN, Pavel ČUPR, S. DUTCHAK, J. DUYZER, J. FALANDYSZ, C. FUELL, E. HEINISCH, Irena HOLOUBKOVÁ, K. JONES, A. KETTRUP, Jiří KOHOUTEK, S. KOROLYEVA, M. KRZYZANOWSKI, R. KUBIAK, G. LAMMEL, A. LECLOUX, Miroslav MACHALA, A. MALANICHEV, M. MCLACHLAN, J. LULEK, A. PALM, A. SWEETMAN, D. VAN DE MEENT, M. VAN DER BERG, J. VANDERBROGHT, J. VIJGEN, P. WEISS and S. WENZEL. Regionally Based Assessment of Persistent Toxic Substance - European Regional Report. USA: UNEP, 2002. 147 pp. European Regional Report. info
Assessment methods
lectures, written test
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation.
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