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 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.

Summary

Unit name Advanced Oceanography
Unit code KSA306
Credit points 12.5
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
Level Advanced

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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
010713 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable

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Requisites

Prerequisites

KSA205

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 2 hour lecture weekly and 1 x 3 hour lab session weekly

AssessmentFinal Exam (45%)|Fortnightly Quiz (10%)|Assignments (45%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

A recommended reading list will be available through MyLO.

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