Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.
This unit provides a more advanced course in oceanography, focused on biogeochemical and geological oceanography. 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 geological oceanography 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.
|Unit name||Advanced Oceanography|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Joanne (Jo) Whittaker|
|Teaching staff||Professor Peter Strutton|Doctor Taryn Noble|Doctor Vanessa Lucieer|Professor Zanna Chase|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- demonstrate knowledge of concepts and principles used in oceanography
- apply theoretical and practical knowledge of specific areas of oceanography to solve problems and design and implement experiments
- make observations and estimates using experimental laboratory work and computer simulations
- analyse, interpret, and report results based on empirical data and computer models
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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1 x 2 hour lecture weekly and 1 x 3 hour lab session weekly
|Assessment||Final Exam (45%)|Fortnightly Quiz (10%)|Assignments (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
A recommended reading list will be available through MyLO.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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