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12.306 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Prereq: 5.60 or 5.61; 18.075; or permission of instructor
U (Spring)
12 Units

Introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere including experience with computer codes. Aerosols and theories of their formation, evolution, and removal. Gas and aerosol transport from urban to continental scales. Coupled models of radiation, transport, and chemistry. Solution of inverse problems to deduce emissions and removal rates. Emissions control technology and costs. Applications to air pollution and climate. Students taking the graduate version complete different assignments.

R. G. Prinn

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Subject meets with 10.571[J], 12.806[J]