PH2006 - Descriptive Physical Oceanography
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Engineering (pre 2015)
This is a descriptive physical oceanography subject suitable for all students studying
the marine environment. It provides a descriptive overview of the physical properties
of the oceans of the world but has a special focus on the physical conditions of Australian
coastal oceanography. This includes temperature and salinity signatures of water types;
water, salt and heat budgets of the oceans; surface properties; and circulation of
the oceans. The laboratory sessions cover instruments and methods, culminating in
a research project.
- a familiarisation with the instruments and standard experimental methodology of physical
oceanography and experience with data analysis and interpretation using some of the
- an integrated introduction to the content, concepts and methods of physical oceanography.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
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- 26 hours lectures
- 13 hours tutorials
- 12 hours practicals
- 8 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (60%); quizzes or tests (20%); laboratory (10%); field trip (10%).
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