GEF9330 – Dispersion of air pollutions
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
GEF2200 – Atmospheric physics (continued), GEF2210 – Regional and global air pollution (discontinued), GEF4200 – Dynamic meteorology I (discontinued), GEF4230 – Numerical models of the atmosphere (discontinued)
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 Students who fail to meet, are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Studies administration, email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.