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GEOS3909: Coastal Environments and Processes (Adv)

Advanced students will complete the same core lecture material as for GEOS3009 but will carry out more challenging projects, practicals, assignments and tutorials.

Code GEOS3909
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
A mark of 75 or above in GEOS2X15
GEOS3009 or MARS3003 or MARS3105

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

  • LO1. understand the main carbonate-dominated coastal to continental margin environments (including reefs) and the major process influencing them
  • LO2. to relate the different types of reef environments with different physical, chemical and biologic factors
  • LO3. demonstrate the long term (geologic) development and sedimentary architecture of reefal and deltaic systems in space and time to changes in past climate, sea level and tectonic regimes
  • LO4. establish the range of likely impacts of predicted future global climate changes on reef systems
  • LO5. demonstrate techniques in evaluating and interpreting remote sensing data used to characterise coastal and continental margin environments
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of coastal processes and the morphodynamics of coastal systems
  • LO7. define a beach system by its morphodynamic state and associated basic processes
  • LO8. learn about the nature of wave breaking, transformation and impact on coastal environments
  • LO9. establish scientific data analysis and interpretation techniques, using PYTHON & MATLAB
  • LO10. setup, run and analyse data using a numerical model
  • LO11. develop the ability to identify and evaluate relevant environmental information from written and spoken scientific presentations
  • LO12. provide guidelines of how to address coastal studies in real-life situations.