The course is about the chemical composition of the atmosphere, atmospheric reaction processes, the turnover in the atmosphere of the most important gases, climate effects of changes in the atmospheric composition, the air quality in Stockholm. Also techniques such as impactor measurements and analytical methods such as ion chromatography are presented.

Admittance requirements

Knowledge corresponding to Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, 30 HECs (MO4000), or Meteorology I, 15 HECs (MO8001) and Meteorology II, 7.5 HECs (MO8002). Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/6.


The schedule will be published at least one month before the course starts.

Schedule HT19

Course literature

  • Daniel J. Jacob, Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry (ISBN 0-691-00185-5).

Literature on basic chemsitry from one of your optional lectures:

  • Harrison, R. M. and S. J. de Mora, Introductory chemistry for the environmental sciences, 1999.
  • Brown, Theodore, H., LeMay, Eugene, Bursten, Bruce, Murphy, Catherine, Woodward, Patrick, Chemistry: The Central Science: International Edition
  • Mastering Chemistry with E-book Student Access Kit 11th Edition Pearson Education Ltd., October 2008 (ISBN: 9781408222218).

Extra material can be added and will then be informed about at the course start.


The syllabus is a formal document for the course:

Syllabus (Swedish)

Course material

Grading criteria, course literature, and other material and correspondence related to the course will be available on the course Athena-site at or you can ask the responsible lecturer.

Upcoming courses

Starts during the autumn semester.


Via (Swedish) or (English). For more information see Application and admissions.