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Weather and Climate Systems (ATOC20001)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeATOC20001
Semester 1
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This subject deals with weather systems ranging from global to human scales; the general circulation of the ocean and atmosphere; mesoscale systems and severe local weather; mid-latitude systems: extra-tropical cyclones and anti-cyclones; and low latitude systems: subtropical and tropical cyclones, heat lows and monsoons.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students will have learnt to:

  • describe the drivers of the Earth’s weather systems over spatial scales ranging from local to global
  • analyse the interactions of atmospheric phenomena at various scales
  • interpret standard Bureau of Meteorology products
  • describe and implement observational techniques for measuring weather

Generic skills

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • demonstrate a high level of achievement in writing and problem-solving
  • apply analytical, quantitative and technical skills to problem solving
  • reflect and critique information as life-long learners
  • demonstrate excellent organisational, planning and time management skills
  • apply knowledge, skills and attitude to adapt to scientific, technological and social changes
  • examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines

Last updated: 10 August 2019