Description
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTRY
This course explores the complex interactions of earth's rock, water, air, and life systems that determine the chemical characteristics of our environment. We will examine the distribution, cycling, and transport of chemical compounds in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and terrestrial environment on local and global scales. Topics will include water chemistry, organic and inorganic pollution and related toxicology, hazardous wastes, acid rain, acid mine drainage, photochemical smog, ozone depletion, and global climate change. A class project involves chemical analysis of student-provided water samples.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad Letter Grade
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GEOL 2515
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Geology and Environmental Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall