Courses & Units

Physical Oceanography QMS511

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Physical Oceanography
Unit code QMS511
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Maxim Nikurashin

Teaching staff

Dr Maxim Nikurashin, Prof Nathan Bindoff and other University staff.

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 week intensive course (5 days) consisting of lectures and tutorial classes. Typically there will be 15-20 hours of lectures and 15-20 hours of tutorial classes.

Assessment

Submittable laboratory/class work and an assignment. Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

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