The purpose of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to the oceans, its environments and how they function, including a history of oceanography and its early development; basic properties of the oceans; physical processes of the ocean including ocean currents and waves; geological aspects related to ocean basins, the seafloor and marine sediments; marine biological processes including ocean productivity, pelagic ecosystems; chemical processes in the ocean such as the carbon cycle; and climate, the ocean and global climate change.
|Unit name||Introduction to Oceanography|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- Successful completion of at least 6 Introductory units from BMarSc or BSc
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
26 lectures, 8 lab or tutorial classes
3-hr exam (40%), mid-term and lab/tutorial reports (60%)
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