Courses & Units

Introduction to Oceanography JFA114

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Introduction

This introductory unit addresses the chemical, physical and geological properties of freshwater, estuarine, coastal and marine environments and relates these to our understanding of the biology of aquatic ecosystems. Students will learn to identify basic oceanographic over different spatial and temporal scales, including stratification, waves, tides and currents, and to describe atmosphere-ocean interactions. This knowledge will then be used to explain the influence of these processes on biological characteristics such as primary and secondary production.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Oceanography
Unit code JFA114
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity
Coordinator

Dr Jennifer Lavers

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education
2 010713

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks: 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals/tutorials.

Assessment

Coursework: 50% Examination: 50%

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Textbooks

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