An exploration of topical global and local oceanographic, chemical and geological issues important for understanding and managing the marine environment.
Want to understand the fundamental processes that govern the physical state of the
world's oceans? Then this is the paper for you. We focus on giving a solid foundation
in the physical oceanic processes that shape our oceans: from the processes that drive
large-scale ocean circulation, which takes years or centuries to traverse the globe
and plays a critical role in our changing climate system, to the processes that transport
sand, mud and silt around the ocean basins and our coastlines, and which are key to
addressing many environmental and geophysical problems.
We also examine complex oceanographic signals locked in seafloor sediments that can provide records of oceanic currents and sea-level in the distant past and help to predict future climate change.
|Paper title||Physical Oceanography|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,038.45|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,492.80|
- MARI 112 and one of (COMO 101, MATH 160, MATH 170), and 18 further CHEM, GEOL or PHSI points.
- MARI 201
- Recommended Preparation
- EAOS 111 and PHIL 105
- Schedule C
- Mr Robert Smith
- More information link
- View more information about OCEN 201
- Teaching staff
- Course Co-ordinator: Mr Robert Smith
Teaching Fellow: Dr Pete Russell
Ocean Circulation, Second Edition by the Open University, 2001.
Descriptive Physical Oceanography: An Introduction, Sixth Edition by Talley et al., 2011.
Oceanography: An Invitation to Marine Science, Eighth Edition, 2013.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
- Students will improve their skills in data collection, data management, data analysis and modelling, presentation of results, written communication, critical thinking and problem solving and apply these skills to oceanography.