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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.
|Unit name||Physical Oceanography|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Maxim Nikurashin|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||5 Week Session Feb B||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|5 Week Session Feb B||31/1/2022||7/2/2022||18/2/2022||6/3/2022|
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- 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 oceanographic 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 week intensive unit (5 days) consisting of lectures and lab sessions. There will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.
|Assessment||Take-home assignment (100%)|Labs|
|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.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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