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Markus Ammann: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Markus Ammann
Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI)
5232 Villigen PSI
Telephone056 310 40 49
DepartmentEnvironmental Systems Science
RelationshipAdjunct Professor

701-0460-00LPractical Training in Atmosphere and Climate Information Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 35.
7 credits14PU. Krieger, M. Ammann, M. Böttcher, T. Peter
AbstractThe field course offers the opportunity to carry out atmospheric physical and chemical experiments. Students can acquire knowledge in experimental, instrumental, numerical or theoretical aspects of atmospheric sciences.
ObjectiveThe learning target is the successful execution of interdisciplinary field work within the atmospheric sciences. To this end the participants will become acquainted with modern sounding and analysis methods, will collect data and will evaluate these with respect to the state of the atmosphere and the relevant processes of interest. Interdisciplinary team work will be practiced across various scientific fields (physics, chemistry, atmospheric dynamics and transport).
Prerequisites / NoticeAls Voraussetzung für dieses Praktikum werden Kenntnisse der folgenden Kurse benötigt:
- 701-0471-00 Atmosphärenchemie
- 701-0473-00 Wettersysteme
- 251-0840-01 Anwendungsnahes Programmieren mit Matlab
Teilnehmer, die diese Kurse nicht belegt haben, müssen sich die erforderlichen Kenntnisse im Eigenstudium aneignen.

Als Begleitung zu diesem Praktikum wird der Besuch der folgenden Kurse sehr empfohlen:
- 701-0234-00 Messmethoden in der Atmosphärenchemie
- 701-1236-00 Messmethoden in der Meteorologie
701-0471-AALAtmospheric Chemistry Information
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
3 credits6RD. W. Brunner, M. Ammann
AbstractThis course provides a general introduction into atmospheric chemistry targeted at master students who did not follow the bachelor course "atmospheric chemistry" or equivalent.
ObjectiveThe learning target of this course is a general overview on the most important processes of atmospheric chemistry and the various problems of the anthropogenic impact on the chemical composition of the atmosphere and air quality.
Content- Physical properties of the atmosphere: structure, large scale dynamics, UV radiation
- Thermodynamics and kinetics of gas phase reactions: enthalpy and free energy of reactions, rate laws, mechanisms of bimolecular and termolecular reactions.
- Photochemistry: Photolysis frequencies, O3 formation,...
- Aerosols and clouds: chemical properties, primary and secondary aerosol sources
- Multiphase chemistry: heterogeneous kinetics, solubility and hygroscopicity, N2O5 chemistry, SO2 oxidation, secondary organic aerosols
- Deposition: dry and wet deposition, acid rain,...
- Air quality: Environmental problems, legislation, sources, trends
- Stratospheric chemistry: Chapman cycle, Brewer-Dobson circulation, catalytic ozone destruction cycles, polar ozone hole, Montreal protocol
Global aspects: global budgets, air quality - climate interactions