This course is discontinued

GEF9330 – 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.


PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.

If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.

PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with GEF4330 – Dispersion of air pollutions (discontinued)

5 crredits aganinst GF 333.


4 hours per week of lectures and exercises, including seminars where students will present relevant articles/books.

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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: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

Language of examination

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

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

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 2013

Spring, every other year.

Note: This course will not be taught spring 2015.


Spring, every other year.

Note: There will be no exam spring 2015.

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