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Physical Oceanography - MSCI3001
 marine science

   
   
   
 
Campus: Kensington Campus
 
 
Career: Undergraduate
 
 
Units of Credit: 6
 
 
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
 
 
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4
 
 
Excluded: MSCI5004
 
 
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 2 (more info)
 
   
 
Further Information: See Class Timetable
 
  

Description

An introduction to the physical properties and circulation of the oceans. The geography of the sea and properties of seawater. Understanding what controls coastal ocean currents, water-mass formation, upwelling, storm surges and large-scale ocean flow. The dynamics of a range of ocean processes, including waves, tides, beach currents and the El-Nino/Southern Oscillation. Oceanographic instrumentation and the design of ocean measuring programs.

Note: Laboratory and field work.

Assumed knowledge: Any 6 Units of Credit of Level I Mathematics.

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