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MEA 779 Advanced Air Quality

Instructor Information
Instructor:                Viney P. Aneja
               Professor, Air Quality; and Professor, Environmental Technology
               Room 5136 Jordan Hall
               Campus Box 8208
               Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
               North Carolina State University
               Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, USA
Office Phone:  (919)515-7808
Fax:                (919) 515-7802
Email:              viney_aneja@ncsu.edu
http://www.meas.ncsu.edu/airquality

Lecture Schedule:
       
Topics        -                Number of Hours (X1.5)
       
Basic chemical processes                                      -        1
Photochemical processes and elementary reactions        -        3
Origin and evolution of the atmosphere                -        2
Radicals in the troposphere        -        2
Ozone in the troposphere and photochemical oxidants        -        3
Mid-Term Examination
Carbon chemistry in the atmosphere        -        2
Nitrogen cycles and nitrogen compounds in the atmosphere        -        3
Sulfur cycles and sulfur compounds in the atmosphere        -        2
Volatile hydrocarbons        -        2
Air pollutant emissions and exposures        -        1
Regional transport and reaction        -        1
Total        -        40.5
FINAL EXAMINATION

       
Textbooks and References

TextBook
       
* Chemistry of the Natural Atmosphere (Second Edition) by P. Warneck

Reading Materials:
       
* Lecture Notes
       
* Selected Research Articles

Syllabus

This course explores the structure of atmosphere, including its physical and dynamical properties as they pertain to every day weather and climate. It will stress the understanding and application of meteorological principles, and show how meteorology plays a dynamic role in understanding air quality.

   
* Emphasis will be placed on energy forms as they relate to temperature, moisture forms, as they relate to clouds and precipitation, and pressure patterns as they relate wind flow. We will also examine air masses and fronts; as well as the development and evolution of severe weather phenomena including thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes and hurricanes; and chemical composition of the atmosphere.
   
* Weather map discussions will be used to illustrate the concepts and principles.
   
* Illustrations in color throughout will strengthen points and clarify concepts.

Grading
Letter grades, on the +/- scale, determined by:
# Home Assignment 30%
# Examinations 70% (Mid-term 20%, Final 30%)

Late or Missed Assignments

Missed assignments and exams cannot be made up without an official university excuse. Contact me as soon as possible if you need to discuss reasons for late or missed assignments or exams.
Class Absences

If you miss (or plan to miss) class(es), contact me as soon as possible to identify the material to be covered during your absence. You are expected to "make up" the material by reading the appropriate section(s) in the textbook, and meeting with me as necessary to discuss the material.
Academic Integrity

The university provides a detailed policy on academic integrity. T It is understood that when you sign and submit your homework, term project, and final exam, you are implicitly agreeing to the university honor pledge: "I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid on this test or assignment."

Academic dishonesty (e.g., cheating or plagiarism) will not be tolerated under any circumstances. If you are having difficultly with any part of the course material, please see me or the TA as soon as possible. I will do everything I can to help you with any course-related problems you may be having.
Students With Disabilities

All effort will be made to ensure that no students with disabilities are denied any opportunity to successfully complete this course. If you have specific requirements that need to be addressed, please contact me immediately. Possible changes can include (but are not necessarily limited to) rescheduling classes from inaccessible to accessible buildings, or providing access to auxiliary aids such as tape recorders, special lab equipment, or other services such as readers, note takers, or interpreters. This may also include oral or taped tests, readers, scribes, separate testing rooms, or extension of time limits.
 
Last updated, Aug. 1, 2003, email comments to viney_aneja@ncsu.edu

 

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