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STA1013 - PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY/OSEANOGRAFI FIZIKAL

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COURSE TITLE

PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY (Oseanografi Fizikal)

COURSE CODE

STA1013

SYNOPSIS

This course is intended to introduce to the students the concepts of Physical Oceanography. The course will begin with a brief introduction to the history of ocean explorations and physical properties of sea water. Further discussions will emphasis on major processes occurred in the ocean such as waves, tides, air-sea interaction, currents and formation of sea floor, estuaries and beaches through plate tectonic activities. Other topics tha twill be learnt include marine provinces, sediment and natural resources. Awareness on the impact of global warming and climate change to the oceans will also be highlighted.

(Kursus ini bertujuan untuk memperkenalkan kepada para pelajar konsep-konsep berkaitan Oseanografi Fizikal. Kursus ini akan bermula dengan pengenalan ringkas tentang sejarah eksplorasi lautan dan sifat-sifat fizikal air laut. Perbincangan lanjut akan menekankan kepada beberapa proses utama yang berlaku di lautan seperti ombak, pasang surut, interaksi udara-laut, arus dan pembentukan lantai dasar laut, muara dan pantai melalui aktiviti plat tektonik. Topik-topik lain yang akan dipelajari termasuklah wilayah-wilayah marin, sedimen dan sumber-sumber aslinya. Kesedaran tentang kesan pemanasan global dan perubahan cuaca kepada lautan akan turut ditekankan.)

Faculty of Resource Science and Technology, UNIMAS. Last updated: February 21, 2012, Tue, 12:00 PM

Created by Adam Francis on 2015/04/10 11:21

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