The textbook for this course is Seinfeld, J. H. and Pandis, S. N. Atmospheric Chemistry
and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change, 2nd Edition, 2006. You will need this
text for the first week of the course.
Print out pages 265-277 of the file identified below in the Additional Information as DeMore (JPL Data Evaluation #12). You are expected to bring these to class every day.
- New and Old
DeMore (JPL Data Evaluation #12) - Print out pages 265-277 of the file (pages numbered 256-268)!
Sander (JPL Data Evaluation #17) - Many rate constants have been updated, and there is a wider range of data here than in DeMore.
IUPAC Chemical Kinetics Database - PDF file of rate constants for tropospheric chemistry
CFC Degradation Pathways - Illustration for one CFC and some clues for two others.
Rate Constants for Termolecular Reactions - Excel spreadsheet for your use.
Calculating Photolysis Rates - Excel file for ground-level calculations at various SZA
Extinction coefficient of the atmosphere - Excel file showing extinction coefficients by source and %transmittance versus wavelength. Based heavily on Figure 3.15 of the text by Finlayson-Pitts and Pitts (See syllabus, page 12).
Spectra of CFCs, Spectra of NOx reservoirs, and Spectra and photolysis Quantum Yields of carbonyl compounds.
SZA Calculation - Excel file. Go here to find latitude and longitude from Google maps.
OZIPR software - Lagrangian trajectory model of air pollution chemistry, with example input files. Manual may be found here.
Total Ozone - Column ozone data from the satellite instrument called TOMS, (the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer) and its successors.
Total Ozone - Column ozone data from the satellite instrument called OMI.
Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) - Some notes and a Figure of the daily evolution of the PBL.
IPCC Assessment Reports - Full texts of the the 2007 Assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and related documents.
EPA's ozone mapping project - See maps of peak daily ozone and running 8 hour averages.
Air Quality Monitoring in East Syracuse - (URL needs updating) Data and graphs from the NYS Dept. of Env. Conservation.
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) - For ozone, NO2, Particulate Matter, lead, CO, and SO2.
Degradation pathway of n-butane initiated by OH radical - with comments.
Harvey Jeffries' Atmospheric Chemistry Class - pdf files for a class not taught by a chemist.
Atmospheric Chemistry - Web page of Yuhang Wang at at Georgia Tech, with links to his Atmospheric Chemistry and related courses.
Basic Concepts in Environmental Sciences - self-teaching modules from EPA
Defining a Dobson Unit - from The Ozone Hole Tour at the Centre for Atmospheric Science.
A Paleo Perpsective on Global Warming - Information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Ozone Depletion Potentials - from EPA
Ozone Depletion Potentials and Global Warming Potentials - From Syracuse Research Corporation.
Smog City - Parameterized model of ozone concentration versus time of day for Sacramento,
California. Play with wind speed, populations, emissions from different sectors, temperature, etc.
Humor: Chant to the cadence of the first four pages of
in Socks by Dr. Seuss:
FOx, Ox, BrOx, NOx.
NOx with BrOx. No FOx with Ox!
NOx with FOx and ClOx: more Ox!
Ox with NOx and NOx with ClOx. ClOx and BrOx and FOx with NOx.