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GEOS2915: Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change (Adv)

This unit has the same objectives as GEOS2115 and is suitable for students who wish to pursue aspects of the subject in greater depth. Entry is restricted and selection is made from the applicants on the basis of their performance to date. Students who elect to take this unit will participate in alternatives to some aspects of the standard unit and will be required to pursue independent work to meet unit objectives.

Code GEOS2915
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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A mark of 75 or above in GEOL1501 or GEOS1902 or GEOS1X01 or GEOS1X03 or BIOL1XXX or ENVI1003
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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GEOS2115
Assumed knowledge:
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GEOG1001 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the characteristics of the ocean basins and their adjacent continental margins
  • LO2. differentiate between typical rock associations from different marine settings
  • LO3. synthesise sedimentary core data in a paleo-oceanographic context
  • LO4. understand the basic components of Earth’s climate system and implications of future model projections
  • LO5. understand the long-term cycle governing the growth and destruction of ocean basins, and how it relates to long-term climate change
  • LO6. distinguish between different plate boundary types and the associated tectonic processes
  • LO7. understand the competing influences on sea level change at different time-scales
  • LO8. use GIS-type applications
  • LO9. understand what drives coral reef growth and demise
  • LO10. understand coastal processes
  • LO11. understand connections between sediments, resources and climate
  • LO12. understand climate cycles and their drivers at different time scales
  • LO13. use a jupyter notebook and python to run and analyse time-dependent climate models.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.