Air Pollution and Climate Change
The aim of this course is to develop a foundational understanding of atmospheric science, including the nature of air pollution problems on local, regional, continental, and global scales, and the development of air quality regulation. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental chemical and physical processes operative in the atmosphere, the influence of human activities, and the processes by which air quality regulations and policies are developed. An introduction to air pollution modelling will be made, with the description of major existing types of models and existing policy frameworks based on modelling. Introduction to paleo-climatology will be made with the emphasis on methods of study of past climates. Students will have group assignment based on real data of air pollution in Budapest and report their findings.
Understand key concepts and institutional structures of atmospheric science and regulation
Understand basics of modelling used for air pollution assessments and policy-making
Understand how lacustrine sediments can be used to trace atmospheric processes
Being able to work with primary air pollution statistics, prepare group report
Evaluation of written assignment
Courses of "introduction to environmental science" module in Fall Semester