|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
|Prerequisites:||MA2000 and PH2019|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov|
|Lecturers:||Dr James Whinney, Dr Rachael Macdonald, Assoc. Professor Daniel Kosov, Assoc. Professor Scott Heron.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (65%); assignments and laboratory (35%).|
Note: 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 official information.