Course Outline

Week 1, January 11
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Wed Introduction Chapter 1, General Chemistry Metric Program at NIST
SI Units at NIST
NIST SI Guide
IUPAC Web Site
Periodic Table
Physical Constants
Chemical Nomenclature Handout
Friday Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry N. Baird J. Chem. Educ., 1995, 72, 153-157. Introducing Atmospheric Reactions NIST Chemistry WebBook (Thermochemical Data).

Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Use in Stratospheric Modeling. JPL Publication 94-26

Week 2, January 18
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon The Atmosphere Chapter 1 (1.1-1.4) Pressure vs Altitude
Mean Free Path Calculations
Wed Greenhouse Effect Chapter 1 (1.5-1.6) Global Warming Primer
Global Warming and Climate Change
EPA Global Warming Site
National Academy Press
Fri Chapter 1 References

Week 3, January 25
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Stratospheric Ozone

Chapter 1 Homework Problems Due 5:00 pm
1, 3, 4, 9, 11, 14, 19, 23, 25

Chapter 2 Primer on Ozone Depletion
EPA Ozone Depleation
WMO Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion
NASA Ozone Fact Sheet
1995 Nobel Prize for Chemistry
NASA Total Ozone Monitoring Satellite
Wed Stratospheric Ozone Chapter 2
Fri Review Ch1 Homework
Week 4, February 1
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Stratospheric Ozone P. Zurer C&EN, 1993, May 24 8-18. Ozone Depletion's Recurring Surprises Challenge Atmospheric Scientists
Wed Wennberg, P.O. et al. Science, 1994, 266, 398-404. Removal of Stratospheric O3 by Radicals: In Situ Measurements of OH, HO2, NO, NO2, CLO and BrO
Fri
Week 5, February 8
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Tropospheric Chemistry

Chapter 2 Homework Due 5:00 pm
2, 4-7, 9, 12, 16, 19, 29

Chapter 3
Wed Tropospheric Chemistry Chapter 3
Fri Tropospheric Chemistry Chapter 3
Week 6, February 15
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Strategies for Chapter 3 Homework Problems
Wed Strategies for Ch 3 Homework Problems
Particulates in the atmosphere
Fri Method of Air Analysis
Week 7, February 22
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Indoor Air Quality

Chapter 3 Homework Due 5:00 pm
1, 4-7, 11, 13-15, 18, 25

Chapter 4
Wed Chapter 4 Homework Due 5:00 pm
1, 4, 5, 10
Take Home Mid-Term Exam
Fri Take Home Exam Due by 5:00 pm
Week 8, March 1
SPRING BREAK
Week 9, March 8
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Natural Waters Chapter 5
Wed Natural Waters Chapter 5
Fri Natural Waters Chapter 5
Week 10, March 15
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Natural Waters Chapter 5 Acid-base chemistry of natural aquatic systems by Steve Lower

Carbonate Equilibria in Natural Waters by Steve Lower

Redox equilibria in natural waters by Steve Lower

Solids in contact with natural waters by Steve Lower

Wed Natural Waters Chapter 5
Fri Paper Idea Due

Work in Library

Chapter 5 Homework Due 5:00 pm
4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 23, 26, 29

Week 11, March 22
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Acid Rain

List of Primary Sources for paper due

Chapter 6
Wed Acid Rain Chapter 6
Fri Acid Rain Chapter 6
Week 12, March 29
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Drinking Water

Chapter 6 Homework Due 5:00 pm
1, 2, 7, 12, 24.

Chapter 7
Wed Drinking Water Chapter 7
Fri Paper Outline, due 5:00 pm Chapter 8
Week 13, April 5
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Sewage and Waste Disposal

Chapter 7 Homework Due 5:00 pm
2a, 9, 10, 18, 23.

Chapter 8
Wed Sewage and Waste Disposal Chapter 8
Fri SPRING HOLIDAY
Week 14, April 12
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon SPRING HOLIDAY
Wed First Draft of Paper, due 5:00
Fri Chlorine and Chlorinated Organic Compounds Chapter 9
Week 15, April 19
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Chlorine and Chlorinated Organic Compounds

Chapter 8 Homework Due 5:00 pm
1, 3, 9, 13, 19.

Chapter 9
Wed Metals in the Environment Chapter 10
Fri Metals in the Environment
Chapter 9 Homework due 5:00 pm
2, 8, 12, 15, 25.
Chapter 10
Week 16, April 26
Day Topic Reading
Materials available
Mon Chapter 10 Homework Due 5:00 pm
1, 5, 10, 15.

Final Draft of Paper, due 5:00 pm

Wed
Fri FIRST DAY OF FINALS