Changes of environmental trace materials cycles affect the global environments. This course introduces measurement and analytical methods to understand the trace materials cycles in the atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial and ecosystem.
Understanding the trace materials cycles and their changes in the atmosphere, ocean, terrestrial and ecosystem is essential for the understanding of the nature of environmental problems such as global warming, environmental pollution, destroy of ecosystems. The measurement and analytical methods introduced in this course are not only for the geochemistry and environmental chemistry, but are applicable to food chemistry and medical science.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Explain measurement and analytical methods of some important environmental trace materials
Explain the relation between environmental trace material cycles and environmental problems
Acquire the fundamental of stable isotope geochemistry
material cycles, element cycle, chemical substances, trace materials, stable isotope
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
At the end of class, students are given simple exercise problems related to what is taught on that day to solve. Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Overview of measurement and analｙsis methods of environmental tarace chemical substances||Explain the methods for measurement and analysis of environmental tarace chemical substances.|
|Class 2||Isotopologue of environmental trace organic molecules||Explain the methods for analysis of the isotopologue of environmental trace organic molecules.|
|Class 3||Trace material cycles in ecosystems||Understand the trace material cycles in ecosystems.|
|Class 4||Trace material cycles in ecosystems||Understand the methods for analysis of the trace material cycles in ecosystems.|
|Class 5||Trace material cycles in ecosystems||Explain the trace material cycles in ecosystems.|
|Class 6||Trace gases in the atmosphere||Understand the trace gases in the atmosphere.|
|Class 7||Trace gases in the atmosphere||Understand the methods for analysis of the trace gases in the atmosphere.|
|Class 8||Trace gases in the atmosphere||Explain the trace gases in the atmosphere.|
Full attendance are compulsory.
The instructor may fail a student if he/she repeatedly comes to class late or absence too often.