Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Forty hours comprising two weeks of workshop-style lecture and practical activities 10.00am - 4.00pm daily, with breaks as appropriate to conduct exercises and project work. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
625-334 Dynamical Meteorology and Oceanography (or equivalent) (can be taken concurrently).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The Unversity of Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8344 6128
Fax: +61 3 8344 3351
This course aims to introduce the student to processes of atmosphere-ocean interaction, their importance in the climate system and its variability, with a particular emphasis on tropical meteorology. Specific topics will include: wind and buoyancy driven ocean circulation, atmospheric convection, atmospheric and oceanic wave phenomena, SST and atmospheric circulation, El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), decadal to centennial scale variability and large scale modelling.
On completion of this subject students will be able to:
|Assessment:||Three practical exercises totalling not more than 2000 words (35%), a critical review of a journal article not exceeding 1,000 words with a 15 minute class presentation (65%). Assessment of practical work is due within two weeks of the completion of intensive lecture modules; assignment work is due within six weeks.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will have gained experience in:
Master of Science (Earth Sciences) |
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