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PH5008 - Physical Oceanography

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

This subject emphasises coastal processes; circulation, river outflow, sediment transport, eddy diffusion and wave mixing. Instrumentation: tide gauges, current meters, conductivity-temperature-depth probes, wave measurement. Surface waves.

Learning Outcomes

  • to apply the basic concepts of fluid mechanics to practical physical oceanography problems.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
PH4001

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Mal Heron
Lecturers: Professor Mal Heron, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Mal Heron
Lecturers: Professor Mal Heron, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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