Ocean and Atomosphere Dynamics

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ocean and Atomosphere Dynamics

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    PHY1031F or equivalent, BIO1004S or GEO1009F, SEA2004F, SEA2005S (or home university equivalent)
    International students will need to get approval from their home university as well as department approval on-site.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The Ocean and Atmosphere dynamics course will begin to specialise in advanced material related to physical oceanography, atmospheric science and climate. These topics will include a quantitative approach to ocean/atmosphere dynamics, theories of circulation and the development of ocean and atmospheric weather systems, coupled ocean/atmosphere processes, interactions and feedbacks and climate change. Oceanographic field visits and methods of data sampling and analysis will be covered in the tutorials and practicals.

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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