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PH3006 - Oceanography and Meteorology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of 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


Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Professor Robert Robson.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 40 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (65%); assignments and laboratory (35%).

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