Courses & Units

Physical Oceanography QMS511

Hobart

Note:

This unit will run again in 2019.

Start and finish dates may change subject to staff availability, refer to the QMS website for further details. http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/qms/qms-unit-information

Introduction

The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover 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,waves in the ocean, and basics of ocean modelling. The student will learn the fundamental concepts that are used in physical oceanography for describing and modelling currents, waves, and their role in the climate system.

Summary

Unit name Physical Oceanography
Unit code QMS511
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Maxim Nikurashin

Teaching staff

Dr Maxim Nikurashin, Prof Nathan Bindoff and other University staff.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart 5 Week Session Feb B On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
5 Week Session Feb B 4/2/2019 11/2/2019 21/2/2019 9/3/2019

* 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 010907

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

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

Submittable laboratory/class work and an assignment. Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

Required

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

Recommended

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