Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences 2: Air Pollution, A&O SCI 2
Causes and effects of high concentrations of pollution in atmosphere. Topics include nature and sources of gaseous and particulate pollutants, their transport, dispersion, modification, and removal, with emphasis on atmospheric processes on scales ranging from individual sources to global effects; interaction with biosphere and oceans; stratospheric pollution. P/NP or letter grading.
Credit: 4 quarter units /
2.67 semester units credit
UC Los Angeles, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Course Credit:Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
Course Equivalence: UCD ATM 006
General Education: II - Science and Technology
UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Physical Science
General Education: ** See Equivalency Notes **
Course Equivalence: AOS 2&2L together = UCM ESS 040 or SSHA Natural Science GE without lab, if combined (see your advisor)
General Education: Elective units (UCRVELEC)
UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; Sixth - Analytic Methodologies; TMC 1 course toward Physics or 1 course toward lower division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; ERC Natural Science, Revelle Natural Science
UC San Francisco:
UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area C, Quantitative after petition
UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: PE-E
Course Equivalence: UCSC ENVS 23 when taken with A&O SCI 2L (Lab)
More About The Course
This course offers an introduction to the causes, scientific principles, and political and societal consequences of some of today’s most pressing environmental problems. Air Pollution phenomena such as the ozone hole, urban smog, climate change, etc., have in common that natural atmospheric processes have been severely disturbed by human activities. The goal of this course is to introduce the scientific concepts needed to understand the behavior of the natural and disturbed atmosphere. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the physics, meteorology, and chemistry of the atmosphere, and in addition, the biological and societal processes impacting the atmosphere and the environmental and health consequences of air pollution will be introduced. Scientific concepts will be taught through short online lectures followed by interactive activities, such as video recordings of experiments, online simulations, simple calculations, and analysis of atmospheric observations, with an emphasis on the understanding of the science of air pollution.