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GEOPHYS 213

: The Geophysical Environment
2022 Semester Two (1225)
This course explores the physical principles governing – and the connections between – the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and interior. Topics include the structure of the solid earth, ocean currents and tides, and fundamental aspects of weather and climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 120, 121, 150, 160, and either 15 points from ENGSCI 111, MATHS 108, 150, 153, or MATHS 120 and 130
Restriction: PHYSICS 213
1602

GEOPHYS 213

: The Geophysical Environment
2021 Semester Two (1215)
This course explores the physical principles governing – and the connections between – the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and interior. Topics include the structure of the solid earth, ocean currents and tides, and fundamental aspects of weather and climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 120, 121, 150, 160, and either 15 points from ENGSCI 111, MATHS 108, 150, 153, or MATHS 120 and 130
Restriction: PHYSICS 213
1603

GEOPHYS 213

: The Geophysical Environment
2020 Semester Two (1205)
This course explores the physical principles governing – and the connections between – the Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and interior. Topics include the structure of the solid earth, ocean currents and tides, and fundamental aspects of weather and climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 120, 121, 150, 160, and either 15 points from ENGSCI 111, MATHS 108, 150, 153, or MATHS 120 and 130
Restriction: PHYSICS 213
1604

GEOPHYS 310

: Physics of the Earth
2023 Semester One (1233)
Covers the physics of the solid earth from the surface to the core. Specifically, the course explores the Earth’s gravitational field (including the rotation and figure of the earth), seismology, heat flow, the magnetic and electromagnetic field to unravel the properties, processes, and structure of the Earth’s interior.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 103, 120, GEOLOGY 103, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 330
1605

GEOPHYS 310

: Physics of the Earth
2022 Semester One (1223)
Covers the physics of the solid earth from the surface to the core. Specifically, the course explores the Earth’s gravitational field (including the rotation and figure of the earth), seismology, heat flow, the magnetic and electromagnetic field to unravel the properties, processes, and structure of the Earth’s interior.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 103, 120, GEOLOGY 103, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 330
1606

GEOPHYS 310

: Physics of the Earth
2021 Semester One (1213)
Covers the physics of the solid earth from the surface to the core. Specifically, the course explores the Earth’s gravitational field (including the rotation and figure of the earth), seismology, heat flow, the magnetic and electromagnetic field to unravel the properties, processes, and structure of the Earth’s interior.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 103, 120, GEOLOGY 103, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 330
1607

GEOPHYS 311

: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Physics
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Examines the physical and dynamic processes shaping the atmosphere and oceans, covering the thermodynamics of the climate system and the dynamics of global atmospheric and oceanic circulations. Explores the fundamental physical processes that control Earth’s climate and investigates the dilemmas they present in our current understanding of climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 331
1608

GEOPHYS 311

: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Physics
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Examines the physical and dynamic processes shaping the atmosphere and oceans, covering the thermodynamics of the climate system and the dynamics of global atmospheric and oceanic circulations. Explores the fundamental physical processes that control Earth’s climate and investigates the dilemmas they present in our current understanding of climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 331
1609

GEOPHYS 311

: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Physics
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Examines the physical and dynamic processes shaping the atmosphere and oceans, covering the thermodynamics of the climate system and the dynamics of global atmospheric and oceanic circulations. Explores the fundamental physical processes that control Earth’s climate and investigates the dilemmas they present in our current understanding of climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 331
1610

GEOPHYS 311

: Atmosphere, Ocean, and Climate Physics
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Examines the physical and dynamic processes shaping the atmosphere and oceans, covering the thermodynamics of the climate system and the dynamics of global atmospheric and oceanic circulations. Explores the fundamental physical processes that control Earth’s climate and investigates the dilemmas they present in our current understanding of climate.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from PHYSICS 201, 231, and 15 points from GEOPHYS 213, PHYSICS 213, and 15 points from ENGSCI 211, MATHS 253, 260, PHYSICS 211
Restriction: GEOPHYS 331
1611

GEOPHYS 361

: Fundamentals and Applications of Geophysical Exploration
2022 Semester Two (1225)
The fundamentals of geophysical exploration methods and their application. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of seismic techniques, geophysical borehole methods, and an introduction to gravity, electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, and radar techniques. Applications of these will be considered including hydrocarbon, mineral and geothermal exploration. Geophysical data will be acquired and analysed through field and laboratory work.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 103, 120, GEOLOGY 103, and GEOPHYS 213 or PHYSICS 213 and MATHS 208 or equivalent
Restriction: EARTHSCI 361, GEOLOGY 361
1612

GEOPHYS 361

: Fundamentals and Applications of Geophysical Exploration
2021 Semester Two (1215)
The fundamentals of geophysical exploration methods and their application. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of seismic techniques, geophysical borehole methods, and an introduction to gravity, electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, and radar techniques. Applications of these will be considered including hydrocarbon, mineral and geothermal exploration. Geophysical data will be acquired and analysed through field and laboratory work.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 103, 120, GEOLOGY 103, and GEOPHYS 213 or PHYSICS 213 and MATHS 208 or equivalent
Restriction: EARTHSCI 361, GEOLOGY 361
1613

GEOPHYS 361

: Fundamentals and Applications of Geophysical Exploration
2020 Semester Two (1205)
The fundamentals of geophysical exploration methods and their application. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of seismic techniques, geophysical borehole methods, and an introduction to gravity, electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, and radar techniques. Applications of these will be considered including hydrocarbon, mineral and geothermal exploration. Geophysical data will be acquired and analysed through field and laboratory work.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 103, 120, GEOLOGY 103, and GEOPHYS 213 or PHYSICS 213 and MATHS 208 or equivalent
Restriction: EARTHSCI 361, GEOLOGY 361
1614

GEOPHYS 399

: Capstone: Geophysics
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Students will employ core methodologies (experimental, observational, computational, numerical) to investigate some aspect of a key geophysical phenomenon, and relate their findings to contemporary research in the field, considering wider societal aspects and issues. Students will develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, teaching and creative problem solving.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 30 points from GEOPHYS 310, 311, 361
Restriction: EARTHSCI 399, PHYSICS 399
1615

GEOPHYS 399

: Capstone: Geophysics
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Students will employ core methodologies (experimental, observational, computational, numerical) to investigate some aspect of a key geophysical phenomenon, and relate their findings to contemporary research in the field, considering wider societal aspects and issues. Students will develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, teaching and creative problem solving.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 30 points from GEOPHYS 310, 311, 361
Restriction: EARTHSCI 399, PHYSICS 399
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GEOPHYS 399

: Capstone: Geophysics
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Students will employ core methodologies (experimental, observational, computational, numerical) to investigate some aspect of a key geophysical phenomenon, and relate their findings to contemporary research in the field, considering wider societal aspects and issues. Students will develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, teaching and creative problem solving.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 30 points from GEOPHYS 310, 311, 361
Restriction: EARTHSCI 399, PHYSICS 399
1617

GEOPHYS 399

: Capstone: Geophysics
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Students will employ core methodologies (experimental, observational, computational, numerical) to investigate some aspect of a key geophysical phenomenon, and relate their findings to contemporary research in the field, considering wider societal aspects and issues. Students will develop their skills in communication, critical thinking, teaching and creative problem solving.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: 30 points from GEOPHYS 310, 311, 361
Restriction: EARTHSCI 399, PHYSICS 399
1618

GEOPHYS 711

: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
2021 Semester One (1213)
Explores geophysical fluid flow dynamics in the atmosphere and ocean. Rotation and stratification in the atmosphere and ocean lead to fascinating characteristics of geophysical fluid flow that will be explained mathematically and/or numerically. Topics include the general circulation, Hadley and midlatitude circulations in the atmosphere, Sverdrup balance and western boundary currents in the ocean, quasi-geostrophic model, waves, and instabilities. Students are expected to know the basics of fluid mechanics and vector calculus.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 311 or Programme Coordinator approval
1619

GEOPHYS 711

: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
2020 Semester One (1203)
Explores geophysical fluid flow dynamics in the atmosphere and ocean. Rotation and stratification in the atmosphere and ocean lead to fascinating characteristics of geophysical fluid flow that will be explained mathematically and/or numerically. Topics include the general circulation, Hadley and midlatitude circulations in the atmosphere, Sverdrup balance and western boundary currents in the ocean, quasi-geostrophic model, waves, and instabilities. Students are expected to know the basics of fluid mechanics and vector calculus.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 311 or Programme Coordinator approval
1620

GEOPHYS 712

: Climate Dynamics
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Examines physical processes underlying Earth's climate and variations of climate in both space and time, providing a basis for understanding, observing, modelling and predicting natural and anthropogenic climate changes. Topics include Earth's energy budget, atmospheric radiation, greenhouse effect, ocean heat content, the meridional heating imbalance that drives the general circulation, and seasonal and long-term climate variations and changes.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 311 or other 600 or 700 level courses approved by the Programme Coordinator
1621

GEOPHYS 712

: Climate Dynamics
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Examines physical processes underlying Earth's climate and variations of climate in both space and time, providing a basis for understanding, observing, modelling and predicting natural and anthropogenic climate changes. Topics include Earth's energy budget, atmospheric radiation, greenhouse effect, ocean heat content, the meridional heating imbalance that drives the general circulation, and seasonal and long-term climate variations and changes.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 311 or other 600 or 700 level courses approved by the Programme Coordinator
1622

GEOPHYS 713

: Turbulent Processes in Climate
2020 Semester One (1203)
Examines turbulent processes in the atmosphere, oceans, and at their interface, and the associated transport and exchange of momentum, energy, and moisture. In the atmosphere these processes include phase changes and the course will explore cloud formation, dynamics, and precipitation. Students are expected to know the basics of fluid mechanics and vector calculus.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 311 or Programme Coordinator approval
1623

GEOPHYS 761

: Subsurface Characterisation with Geophysical Methods
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Pertains to subsurface characterisation through the inversion of geophysical observations. The course covers a combination of rock physics, seismic methods, ground-penetrating radar, as well as gravity, magnetic and electrical methods.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 330, EARTHSCI 361 or GEOLOGY 361 or GEOPHYS 361 or equivalent
Restriction: GEOPHYS 763
1624

GEOPHYS 761

: Subsurface Characterisation with Geophysical Methods
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Pertains to subsurface characterisation through the inversion of geophysical observations. The course covers a combination of rock physics, seismic methods, ground-penetrating radar, as well as gravity, magnetic and electrical methods.
Subject: Geophysics
Prerequisite: GEOPHYS 330, EARTHSCI 361 or GEOLOGY 361 or GEOPHYS 361 or equivalent
Restriction: GEOPHYS 763
1625

GISCI 241

: Principles of Remote Sensing
2024 Semester Two (1245)
An introduction to remote sensing tools and techniques and their application within the earth, environmental and urban environments. The course focuses on the processing, analysis and interpretation of data collected by government and commercial satellites, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and aerial photography. The course introduces image interpretation, multispectral images, supervised and unsupervised image classification and change detection. Techniques for analysing remote sensing data are introduced through a series and lab-based activities and are applied during an independent project.
Subject: Geographic Information Science
Prerequisite: 60 points passed