MST2208 : Oceans and Climate II (Inactive)
- Inactive for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Robert Upstill-Goddard
- Lecturer: Dr Guenther Uher, Dr Miguel Morales Maqueda
- Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
An advanced module that builds on key theoretical background presented in MST2203 Oceans and Climate I, developing the themes introduced there to provide insights to selected key contemporary issues in modern marine science that complement the expertise of the module team. The strong emphasis on current research will prepare students for their progression to more advanced study at Stage 3.
Outline Of Syllabus
24 1 hour lectures (plus one 1 hour revision session) based on key contemporary issues in marine science linked to contributing staff interests. Topics will include:
Marine systems modelling
Models and tracers of ocean circulation and process rates
Deoxygenation of the oceans
The air-sea exchange of climate active gases
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||12||1:00||12:00||Revision for examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||3:00||3:00||Examination|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||113:00||113:00||Wider background reading|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||24||2:00||48:00||Lecture follow up: ReCap|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will present relevant, research-focused course material, allowing students to gain a greater appreciation of key contemporary issues in marine science. Students will be further encouraged to develop their critical thinking skills to participate in advanced study of the primary literature relevant to the topics covered.
Directed reading will support the information received through formal lectures by guided independent study using key papers from primary literature, but also primary sources that they will be encouraged to read and assess critically. Students build upon the independent learning skills developed at Levels FEHQ 5 and 6 (Stage 1) and during MST2203 Oceans and Climate I.
Assessment preparation and completion will allow students to fully prepare for the written examination. They will have the opportunity to consolidate and build upon knowledge gained in the taught sessions.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The written examination will assess the level of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the module, including student reading. The examination will present students with three questions from each of the three topics, and students have to answer one question per topic.