PHYS319-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Climate Dynamics

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 26 July 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 September 2019

Description

Principles of the dynamics of a rotating fluid applied to large-scale motion of the Earth's atmosphere, oceans and climate will be detailed. The first portion of the course will focus on atmospheric thermodynamics and large-scale dynamics in the atmosphere. Details of the global energy balance driving the observed general circulation of the atmosphere and the impacts of variations in atmospheric composition (changes in greenhouse gases) and solar irradiance on this energy balance and climate change will be discussed. The latter section of this course will examine ocean dynamics and their linkages to atmospheric circulations, the El Niño Southern oscillation will be used as an example of atmosphere-ocean linkages in this discussion.

Prerequisites

(1) PHYS201 or PHYS205; (2) PHYS202 or PHYS203 or PHYS206 (3) MATH103 or EMTH119 or MATH201. RP: MATH202

Restrictions

PHYS316, PHYS418, PHYS419

Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator

Adrian McDonald

Lecturer

Laura Revell

Course links

Course and content (2.69MB)

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $883.00

International fee $4,000.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Physical & Chemical Sciences on the departments and faculties page .

All PHYS319 Occurrences

  • PHYS319-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019