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Atmospheric Science (ENV242)

Organisational Unit School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description A general unit designed to introduce the scientific study of the atmosphere and its impact on human endeavours. This unit explores meteorological phenomena with particular relevance to the Australian region and introduces satellite remote sensing, climate modelling and biosphere/atmosphere interactions. Laboratory sessions as well as computer and online activities develop generic skills appropriate to environmental research.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week; practical work: 3 hours per week for the first 8 weeks of semester.
External students should note that this unit has a compulsory week-long on-campus component run in the first non-teaching week of the Murdoch semester. Due to the nature of offering this unit, students are recommended to seek confirmation of the exact attendance dates from the Academic Chair closer to the commencement date of the teaching semester.
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed ENV213 Atmospheric Science may not enrol in this unit for credit.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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