ASTR1000 (v.1) Planet Earth
|Area:||Department of Physics and Astronomy|
|TUITION PATTERNS:||The tuition pattern provides details of the types of classes and their duration. This is to be used as a guide only. Precise information is included in the unit outline.|
|Lecture:||1 x 2 Hours Weekly|
Planet Earth 101
or any previous version
|UNIT REFERENCES, TEXTS, OUTCOMES AND ASSESSMENT DETAILS:||The most up-to-date information about unit references, texts and outcomes, will be provided in the unit outline.|
|Syllabus:||ASTR1000 Planet Earth will provide students with an understanding of the planet on which they live, particularly focussing on the formation and structure of the Earth, its oceans and atmosphere. These three main sections will include the following material: Earth, the Big Bang and nucleosynthesis of the elements in stars, formation of the planet Earth and the Earth-Moon system, differentiation of crust, mantle and core, early and modern tectonic processes; Oceans: dimensions and shapes of the oceans, spatial variations in water properties, ocean circulation, water salt and heat budgets, tides and waves, coastal processes, the evolution of the oceans, human impacts; Atmosphere: formation, structure and evolution of the atmosphere, meteorology, climatic change, human impacts.|
|Field of Education:||010303 Astronomy|
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