Odyssey: Airing It All Out: How the Atmosphere Works

In Dr. Heaps' first lecture, he will discuss the size of the atmosphere, the temperature and pressure distribution, and atmospheric circulation. Lecture two will be chemistry. He will explain the origin of the ozone layer and the mechanism by which it could have been destroyed. He will also describe some common forms of air pollution and the chemical processes responsible for them. Lecture 3 will describe the radiative balance between the Earth and the sun, which determines the temperature of the Earth. With that knowledge, Dr. Heaps will demonstrate why man-made global warming is essentially a certainty. The last lecture will cover measurement of the atmosphere, using sensors from space.

914.595.01 Homewood campus
Monday, April 15 to May 6, 6:45 to 8:15 p.m.
Cost: $99 (4 sessions)

JHU full-time faculty/staff have 80% remission; spouse, 50%. You will need to call 410-516-8516 to get registration and discount details.