PH3006 - Oceanography and Meteorology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This course is divided equally into Meteorology and Oceanography. Topics in meteorology
include the atmospheric environment - composition, vertical structure, radiative transfer,
solar energy budget, enhanced greenhouse effect - simple global models, predictions
for the future, atmospheric thermodynamics and humidity, thermodynamic diagrams, lapse
rate and stability, surface boundary layer, turbulence balance equations, turbulent
transport equations, vertical wind profile, logarithmic wind profile, friction velocity
and roughness length, computation of vertical fluxes in the surface boundary layer.
Topics in Oceanography include: properties of seawater, stability, diffusion, waves
- solve mathematical and numerical problems in atmospheric thermodynamics, dynamic meteorology
and physical oceanography related to the theoretical concepts;
- employ sensors and integrate data measurements from an oceanographic field trip around
- communicate experimental physics data, results, and analysis using written analysis
to detail experimental observations.
- end of semester exam (65%)
- assignments and laboratory (35%).
||MA2000 and PH2019
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov
||Dr James Whinney, Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 40 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest