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How the Oceans Work

Module titleHow the Oceans Work
Module codeGEO1417
Academic year2021/2
Credits15
Module staff
Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

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Module description

This module examines the physical processes operating in Earth’s linked atmospheric and oceanic (climatic) system. It provides you with an introduction to the circulation of the oceans and atmosphere and how they interact, and to the cyclical behaviour of ocean-atmosphere systems on different temporal and spatial scales. Past changes in ocean-atmosphere circulation and environments are also examined. The module addresses some of the causes and effects of present-day (anthropogenic) climate changes and their impacts on the ocean-atmosphere system, and provides a valuable background in both knowledge and skills for a wide range of possible employment types.

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        Credit value15
        NQF level (module)

        4

        Available as distance learning?

        No