EASC10102 [MATERIAL NOT LIVE UNTIL JAN 2018]

Earth's Atmospheric Composition (2017/2018)

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COURSE JOIN CODE: 216370
REVISION QUIZ JOIN CODE: 090639
Lecture times: Mondays 1210-1300; Tuesdays 1510-1600.
Revision classes: Weeks 3, 5, 7, and 9 on Tuesdays 1610-1700.
Computer practicals: Weeks 3, 5, and 7 on Tuesdays 1510-1600.

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 Research article assignment         Start            Finish

**Due 12pm on Wed XXX**

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Welcome to the course website for EASC10102, Earth's Atmospheric Composition. It contains all the material you need to complete the course. In this course we will explore the chemical composition of the atmosphere, with an emphasis on the troposphere that includes the air in which we live and breath, and the surface processes and atmospheric chemistry and transport that determine its variability. We will cover the fundamentals of atmospheric chemistry (kinetics, photolysis, spectroscopy) so there is no chemistry pre-requisite to this course. The course is focused on delivering content using online material, in-class interaction and problem sets. 

Textbooks

Course Assessment
The course will be assessed by a take-home 500-word research article (25%) and a final exam (75%). Guidance will be provided online (and in week 5) for the article. Online pop quizzes (weeks 3, 6, 7, and 9) will supplement the formal teaching. These will be used as teaching aids and supported by compulsory revision classes led by a teaching assistant.

Course Delivery
I use an inverted lecture model in which core (book-work) material is delivered on-line before the physical lecture that can then focus on understanding material, current science and problem solving (including computer practicals that do not require knowledge of coding).