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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme Term I 2020.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

This course covers the fundamentals of atmospheric physics and the structure of the atmosphere, and includes an introduction to climate science. We will look at radiation in the atmosphere; the role of chemical kinetics in the atmosphere and consider the chemistry of air pollution; the hole in the ozone layer and how, why and when will it go? Finally, we examine sources and impacts of air pollution in the UK and in the developing world, and what can be done. You will be involved in the collection and interpretation of air pollution data, which will involve walking around Cambridge to collect data (c.1 km) starting from the Department of Chemistry.

Course dates

12 Jul 2020 to 18 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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