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This subject will address current topics in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences that will prepare students for research in these areas. Topics will vary from year to year depending on developments in the field but may include atmosphere-ocean interaction and climate; the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean; tropical meteorology; atmospheric and ocean simulation and data analysis.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject aims to provide students with:
- a deep appreciation of current research topics in several areas of atmospheric and oceanic sciences;
- experience in synthesising and interpreting the current literature;
- experience in making judgements in cases of ambiguity or conflicting arguments;
- an appreciation of the interrelationships between different drivers of atmospheric processes.
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 complex or ambiguous questions;
- high-level written report presentation skills;
- oral communication and presentation skills.
Last updated: 18 December 2020