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MARINE GEOSCIENCE AND PALAEOCEANOGRAPHY
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of Queensland - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectEarth and Space Sciences
Number & Suffix: 117
Full UC Title: MARINE GEOSCIENCE AND PALAEOCEANOGRAPHY 
Transcript Title: MARINE GEOSCIENCE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: The evolution of ocean basins occurs through the interplay between plate tectonics and climate controls, the production and distribution of marine sediments, global sea levels, and patterns of ocean circulation. An understanding of these processes is vital to infer the distribution of marine resources, marine geohazards such as tsunami, and to reconstruct past environmental conditions which are used to inform predictions of future climates. This course integrates sedimentological, palaeontological, geophysical, geochemical, and stratigraphic modeling techniques to explore these processes. It explores the structure and bathymetry of ocean basins, marine sediment deposition from submarine fans to carbonate platforms and glacio-marine environments, and the chemical evolution of marine waters. Students use marine fossils for palaeoceanographic and palaeoclimatic reconstruction of Cenozoic climates, including opening and closing oceanic gateways, thermohaline circulation, and the El Nino-Southern Oscillation. This course examines these facets of marine geology and palaeoceanography through guided practical exercises and a short fieldtrip to observe key indicators of sea level change such as fossil coral reefs. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: MARINE GEOSCIENCE AND PALAEOCEANOGRAPHY 
Partner University Department: Earth Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: ERTH3110