Course description


The course is a 10-week course and deals with atmospheric particles and their influence on cloud properties and climate.

After successful completion of this course the student will be able to describe the chemical and physical properties of atmospheric particles, their influence on atmospheric chemistry, clouds, precipitation and climate, work with process models and be able to use sampling and measurement instrumentation.

The course focuses on aerosols and clouds which currently cause the largest uncertainties in model predictions of future climate. You will study the life cycle of aerosols, their sources, sinks and role in atmospheric circulation; aerosol-cloud interactions, climate effects and their uncertainty; aerosols and clouds in process and climate models; experiments and observations. Aerosols as climate indicators in snow and ice cores, their role in ozone depletion, and for the water cycle will also be touched upon.

The course consists of lectures, project work, exercises, and seminars.

Special eligibility requirements

The course Atmospheric Chemistry and its Impact on Climate, SC, 15 ECTS (MO7002) or equivalent. Good command of the English language.

Course coordinator

Douglas Nilsson
Atmospheric Science

Phone +46 8 674 7542


Student counsellors

Environmental Science
Miljö- och hälsoskydd

Frida Edberg

Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry

Carl-Johan Högberg
Paula Jokela