2 Atmosphere and Air Pollution outcome

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Faculty of Engineering Dr . Kaimin Shih The University of Hong Kong 1st Semester, 2010-2011 ENGG1006: Engineering for Sustainable Development Topic 2: Atmosphere and Air Pollution [Office Hours: Sep. 14, 21, and October 05 (Tuesdays) 5-7pm, Haking Wong Building Rm. 6-30] When you have completed studying the course materials of this topic, you should be able to answer the following questions : What are the two major functions of atmosphere? How much N 2 , O 2 , and CO 2 are in our atmosphere, and what are their important roles? What are the four stratified layers in atmosphere? What is the difference between “weather” and “climate”? Why does the moist adiabatic rate decrease slower than dry adiabatic rate? What are the two variables that can largely influence climate? Can you explain the reason of causing “monsoons” in India, Bangladesh and Nepal area?
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course ENGG 1006 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '11 term at HKU.

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