Air Pollution Management

Course Description: 

The aim of this course is to develop a foundational understanding of atmospheric science, including the nature of air pollution problems on local, regional, continental, and global scales, and the development of air quality regulations. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamental chemical and physical processes operative in the atmosphere, the influence of human activities, and the processes by which air quality regulations and policies are developed. An introduction to air pollution modelling will be made, with the description of major existing types of models and existing policy frameworks based on modelling. Students will have assignment based on real data of air pollution their home country or in Budapest and report their findings.

Learning Outcomes: 

Understand the basic chemical processes occurring in each region of the atmosphere and the difference between primary and secondary pollutants;

Analyze international environmental governance with respect to the atmosphere, especially considering that the atmosphere is truly a shared resource;

Identify and suggest policy alternatives for effective management of air quality on local, regional, continental, and global scales;

Analyze the real air quality statistics, understand the limitations of existing monitoring data and ways to overcome them

Assessment: 

Students will have assignment based on real data of air pollution their home country or in Budapest and report their findings.

Prerequisites: 

None