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ATM314 Chemical transport modelling II, 5 cr 
Code ATM314  Validity 01.01.2017 -
Name Chemical transport modelling II  Abbreviation Chemical transp 
Scope5 cr   
TypeAdvanced studies
  GradingGeneral scale 
    Can be taken more than onceno
Unit Master's Programme in Atmospheric Sciences 

Target group 

Master’s Programme in Atmospheric Sciences is responsible for the course.

Modules where the course belong to:

  • ATM300 Advanced Studies in Atmospheric Sciences
    Optional for:
    1. Study Track in Aerosol Physics
  • TCM300 Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Computational Methods

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


The course will be lectured every other year (odd years) in the IV period.

Learning outcomes 

During part two of the chemical transport modelling course, everyone will program a chemical and an aerosol box model and implement these two models after evaluation into the 1D-model developed during the part one of the course.

Students will learn to get numerical solutions for basic atmospheric chemistry and aerosol dynamic and how to implement this into a 1D-model.

Completion methods 

Students write a scientific report based on the results of their model simulations and send the report and their developed numerical code to the lecturer.


The students for the second part of the chemical transport modelling need to participate part one because the new chemistry and aerosol modules will be implemented in the BLM developed in the first part of the course.


The course consist of lectures on different topics related to development of the chemistry and aerosol dynamic models and intensive supervision during the coding sessions. The lectures provided are:

  • Atmospheric chemistry and how to implement it into a BL-model
  • Atmospheric aerosols dynamics and how to implement it into a BL-model
  • The Kinetic Pre-Prossesor KPP 
  • Where are the limitations in atmospheric modelling?
Study materials and literature 

Will be announced during the lectures - all lecture presentations will be available for the students

Activities and teaching methods in support of learning 

All students develop their chemical and aerosol dynamic box models and implement them into their 1D-model with individual supervision during the exercise or coding sessions.

Assessment practices and criteria 

Written report and developed numerical code send to lecturer. Pass/fail (no grades)


Current and future instruction
Functions Name Type cr Teacher Schedule
registration period has ended Biosphere-atmosphere process modelling II  Lecture Course  Michael Boy  19.03.21 -07.05.21

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