Daniel A Jaffe
Examines the relationship between atmospheric emissions, meteorology, chemical processes, air quality, and human health with an emphasis on both primary and secondary pollutants, photochemical oxidants and chemical modeling of air pollution. Also addresses some of the legal and policy implications of these issues. Required background: CHEM 142, CHEM 152, or equivalent.
In this course we will examine the relationship between air pollution sources, air quality, and human health from both a scientific and policy perspective. Our primary objectives are to understand the: (1) the technical issues involved; (2) how scientists approach these problems (both quantitatively and qualitatively); and (3) the policy implications.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A combination of lectures, problem sets, one term paper, and one experimental project.
BES 311 or two quarters college chemistry or high school chemistry and physics or permission of instructor.
Class assignments and grading
Problem sets, exams, term paper and one experimental project.
In past quarters, the course grade has been based on 2 exams (40%), 3 problem sets (20%), one oral presentations (10%), and a final paper (30%). This could change, but this is a typical basis.