Courses & Units

Advanced Oceanography KSA306

Hobart

Note:

Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Introduction

This unit provides a more advanced course in oceanography, focused on biogeochemical and physical oceanography, and marine geoscience. It builds on the material presented in KSA205 Introduction to Oceanography. The biogeochemical oceanography part covers mechanisms involved in the carbon cycle and biological pump, distribution of chemical properties in the global ocean, thermodynamic principles, nutrient and carbon cycling, air-sea gas exchange models, primary production and export production models, and biogeochemical tracers of circulation. The physical oceanography part covers circulation of the Southern Ocean, and basics of ocean modelling. The marine geoscience part covers the geomorphology of the seafloor and the mechanisms responsible for their formation, the links between ocean basin morphology and ocean circulation, and how sediment erosion and deposition allow understanding of paleo-oceanographic conditions.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Oceanography
Unit code KSA306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Jo Whittaker

Teaching staff

A/Prof Peter Strutton, Dr Maxim Nikurashin, Dr Zanna Chase and Dr Vanessa Lucieer

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010713

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Requisites

Prerequisites

  • KSA205 Introduction to Oceanography

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2hr lecture weekly and 1x3 hr lab session fortnightly.

Assessment

3-hr exam (70%), assignment and lab/tutorial reports (30%)

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Textbooks

Required

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