Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.
This unit provides a more advanced course in oceanography, focused on biogeochemical and physical oceanography, and marine geoscience. 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 physical oceanography part covers circulation of the Southern Ocean, and basics of ocean modelling. The marine geoscience 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|
|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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- KSA205 Introduction to Oceanography
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1 x 2hr lecture weekly and 1x3 hr lab session fortnightly.
3-hr exam (70%), assignment and lab/tutorial reports (30%)
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