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GG3264   Oceans and Climate

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Availability - TBC - Offered on a two-year cycle

Planned timetable: 11:00 - 13:00 Tuesdays

The oceans play a key role in the global climate system. The aim of this module is to foster an understanding of: (1) changes in ocean circulation and climate, the possible mechanisms for such changes and the wider implications in terms of past, present and future global and regional climates; and (2) to provide an introduction to some of the research methods employed to determine oceanographic changes.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GG2011 and pass GG2012

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture, 1 x 1-hour seminar (x 11 weeks) + 1 x 1-hour revision session during the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 23

Guided independent study hours: 177

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%


Module coordinator: Professor W E N Austin
Module teaching staff: Prof W E N Austin