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Atmosphere Ocean Interaction and Climate (ATOC90005)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeATOC90005
Campus
Parkville
Availability
June
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

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.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • explain fundamental processes of atmosphere-ocean interaction;
  • describe the importance of these processes in the climate system and its variability, with a particular emphasis on tropical meteorology;
  • review and synthesise the current literature, making judgements in cases of conflicting hypotheses.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students will have gained experience in:

  • developing the ability to exercise critical judgement;
  • rigorous and independent thinking;
  • adopting a problem-solving approach to new or unfamiliar tasks;
  • high-level written report presentation skills;
  • oral communication and presentation skills.

Last updated: 16 August 2017