Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

Diagram showing molecules in the air that come from the hydrosphere, the biosphere, human activity, and the stratosphere.

Interactions between air pollution and climate. (Image courtesy of Anne Slinn.)


MIT Course Number

10.571J / 12.306 / 12.806J

As Taught In

Spring 2006



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This course provides an introduction to the physics and chemistry of the atmosphere, including experience with computer codes. It is intended for undergraduates and first year graduate students.

McRae, Gregory, and Ronald Prinn. 10.571J Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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