This course is discontinued

GEF4330 – Dispersion of air pollutions

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

The amount of air pollutants is determined by emissions, chemical and physical transformation, removal processes and dilution due to mixing and transport in the atmosphere. The course describes mainly dispersion of gases and aerosols in the atmosphere on all spatial scales, from puffs from individual sources, via dispersion in the atmospheric boundary layer and in travelling weather systems, to transport on global scale.

Learning outcome

To familiarise the students with theory, modelling and selected observations regarding dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere.


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Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with GEF9330 – Dispersion of air pollutions (discontinued)

5 crredits aganinst GF 333.


4 hours per week of lectures, seminars and exercises.

Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address:


Final oral examination. Assessment of assignments.

In this course, any written exam questions or assignment questions will only be available in English.

Language of examination

In this course any written exam questions or assignment questions may be available in English only.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course






Spring, every other year

Note: This course will not be taught spring 2015.


Spring, every other year.

Note: There will not be an exam spring 2015.

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