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Atmospheric Chemistry


CSU is home to a very large and active atmospheric chemistry community. There are currently five faculty members specializing in atmospheric chemistry within the Department of Atmospheric Science. Ongoing collaborations exist with many Departments across campus including Chemistry, Environmental Health Sciences, and Soil & Crop Sciences.

Current atmospheric chemistry research at CSU spans a range of topics.

In addition to theoretical studies and mathematical analyses of datasets, we apply the following tools and approaches in our research:

Field Programs


Numerical Modeling



Sample Coursework During the First Two Years of Our Graduate Program:

Fall, Year 1 Spring, Year 1
ATS 540: Daily Weather Laboratory I
ATS 601: Atmospheric Dynamics I
ATS 620: Thermodynamics and Cloud Physics
ATS 621: Atmospheric Chemistry
ATS 622: Atmospheric Radiation
ATS 631: Atmospheric Aerosols
ATS 715: Atmospheric Oxidation Processes

Fall, Year 2 Spring, Year 2
ATS 606: Introduction to Climate
ATS 560: Air Pollution Measurement
ATS 762: Biosphere-Chemistry-Climate Interactions

Other classes of interest
ATS 652: Atmospheric Remote Sensing
ATS 655: Objective Analysis
ATS 716: Air Quality Characterization
ATS 760: Global Carbon Cycle
ATS 772: Aerosol Physics and Chemistry

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