Week of | Topic | Textbook Assignment | Optional Reading |
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Sep 2 | Pollutants and concentration units | Arya pp. 1-25 | |

Sep 9 | Air quality standards; aerosols and visibility | Ch. 1 | Arya pp. 26-27, 43-44, 78-80; Lyons & Scott pp. 7-19 |

Sep 16 | Solar radiation, stability | Ch. 4 | Arya pp. 32-33; Lyons & Scott pp. 29-36 |

Sep 23 | Turbulence | Ch. 5 | Arya pp. 85-89 |

Sep 30 | Turbulence statistics | Ch. 7 | Lyons & Scott pp. 61-80; Stull pp. 29-56 |

Oct 7 | Mixing length models of turbulence | Ch. 8 | Arya p. 89-94 |

Midterm exam #1: Tuesday Oct. 8 |
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Oct 14 | Wind profiles | Ch.9 | Arya pp. 98-100 |

Oct 21 | Wind profiles, continued | Lyons & Scott pp. 45-56 | |

Oct 28 | Atmospheric diffusion | Stull pp. 376-386 | |

Nov 4 | Atmospheric diffusion, continued | Ch. 10 | |

Nov 11 | Gaussian plume equation | Ch. 11 | Arya pp. 155-177 |

Midterm exam #2: Thursday Nov. 15 |
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Nov 17 | Applications of Gaussian plume models | Ch. 12 | Lyons & Scott pp. 83-128 |

Nov 25 | Plume rise | Arya pp. 220-226 | |

Dec 2 | Design of air quality monitoring networks | Ch. 13 | Arya pp. 213-217 |

Dec 9 | Alternative solutions to the atmospheric diffusion equation | ||

Last class: Thursday, December 12 |
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Final exam: Thursday, December 19, 7:30 am – 9:30 am |