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Lecture_1_MAC503_Intro_to_Atmos_Chem_2011

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What is atmospheric chemistry?
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Current research in atmospheric chemistry Understanding processes that control the chemical composition of the earth’s atmosphere and evaluating the impact of anthropogenic activities on natural cycles and processes Integrating chemical, physical, and biological processes into predictive models of the earth’s atmosphere Understanding the links and feedbacks between atmospheric chemistry and climate
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Some major research themes Understanding trends in ozone in the upper and lower atmosphere Air quality on urban, regional, and global scales Impacts of anthropogenic activity, biomass burning, etc. Observing atmospheric chemistry from space Role of aerosols and aerosol chemistry in the climate system Biosphere-atmosphere exchanges Fundamental processes Laboratory studies of chemical reaction mechanisms and rates
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AN ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY PERSPECTIVE… From UK initiative: QUEST Atmospheric Aerosols and Chemistry DMS, org, Sea salt
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BEACHON: www.essl.ucar.edu
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CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR QUALITY FEEDBACK LOOPS CLIMATE CHANGE AIR QUALITY Natural forcings Long-lived greenhouse gases Emissions
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