Course Description

Course Name

Ocean and Atomosphere Dynamics

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

36 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

PHY1031F or equivalent, BIO1004S or GEO1009F, SEA2004F, SEA2005S (or home university equivalent)
International students will need to get approval from their home university as well as department approval on-site.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The Ocean and Atmosphere dynamics course will begin to specialise in advanced material related to physical oceanography, atmospheric science and climate. These topics will include a quantitative approach to ocean/atmosphere dynamics, theories of circulation and the development of ocean and atmospheric weather systems, coupled ocean/atmosphere processes, interactions and feedbacks and climate change. Oceanographic field visits and methods of data sampling and analysis will be covered in the tutorials and practicals.

*Course content subject to change