Courses & Units

Advanced Oceanography KSA306

Note:

Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.

Introduction

This unit provides a more advanced course in oceanography, focused on physical oceanography and chemical oceanography. The physical oceanography part covers seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms, equations of motion, geostrophic circulation, Ekman layer theory and wind driven circulation, meridional overturning circulation, circulation of the Southern Ocean, and basics of ocean modelling. The chemical oceanography aspects will include the various 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.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Oceanography
Unit code KSA306
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Marine & Antarctic Futures Centre
Teaching staff

Dr Maxim Nikurashin, Prof Nathan Bindoff, Dr Zanna Chase, A/Prof Peter Strutton and other University staff.

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

* 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 2015 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2015 will be available from the 1st October 2014.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2015: $1,096.00 2015: $1,957.00 010713

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • KSA205 Introduction to Oceanography

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 week intensive course (5 days) consisting of lectures and tutorial classes. Typically there will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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