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Atmosphere Ocean Interaction (ATOC30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeATOC30003
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject gives an overview of the interaction between the ocean and the atmosphere on a wide range of time and space scales. Topics include the planetary boundary layers in the ocean and the atmosphere, momentum and heat exchanges, fundamental causes of ocean circulation, ocean wave theory including wind-waves, Kelvin and Rossby waves, ENSO theory, tidal theory, and the effects of air-sea interaction on the dynamics of tropical cyclones.

Learning outcomes

The objectives of this subject are to develop a quantitative understanding of the influence of air-sea interaction on weather and climate systems.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have developed the following generic skills: an ability to perform complex calculations relevant to the development of a physical understanding of the atmosphere and ocean

Last updated: 29 April 2017