SPECIAL NOTE: Offered subject to sufficient enrolments.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
Offering in H
* 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 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.
This unit provides a more advanced course in oceanography, focused on physical oceanography and chemical oceanography. The physical oceanography part covers 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, and basics of ocean modelling. The chemical oceanography aspects will include the various 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.
ASSESSMENT: 3-hr exam (70%), project and lab/tutorial reports (30%)
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.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.