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PH3006 - Oceanography and Meteorology

Credit points: 3.0
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: 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

Learning Outcomes

  • to understand the theoretical concepts covered in lectures and to solve problems related to these topics;
  • to undertake experimental work and write laboratory reports.
Prerequisites: MA2000 and PH2019

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov
Lecturers: Professor Peter Ridd, Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 40 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); assignments and laboratory (35%).

    Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous curriculum quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject/Module Outline represents the latest official information.