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PH5011 - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

Available only with permission of subject coordinator.

This is an introduction to geophysical fluid dynamics of oceans and atmospheres with a development into meteorology. Energy balance, fluid motion on a rotating earth, turbulent transport, vorticity and circulation.

Learning Outcomes

  • to understand the basic concept behind fluid flow in oceanography and meteorology.
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Combinations:
PH4001

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 11 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: other exams (50%); assignments (50%).

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 11 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: other exams (50%); assignments (50%).

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.