Course code GMGD230

GMGD230 Marine Geodesy

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Course responsible: Kristian Breili
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel,
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2018-2019
Course contents:
The role of the ocean in the Earth system, properties of seawater, geodetic mapping of ocean currents, sea-level changes, marine observation techniques, ocean tides, reference levels at the sea, underwater acoustics, and nautical charting.
Learning outcome:
The students should understand the role of the ocean as an important indicator of climate change, the basic principles of nautical charting, and how ocean currents, sea-level change, and ocean topography can be mapped by geodetic methods.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises.
Teaching support:
Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is set aside for exercise guidance. It will also be possible to communicate directly with the course teacher.
Syllabus:
An overview will be handed out at the first meeting.
Prerequisites:
Calculus and linear algebra. Programming. Basic physics. GMLM102, GMGD200 (former GMLM213) GMPE240 (former GMUJ210).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Exercises will be evaluated.
Assessment:
Written examination: 100%. Exercises: passed/not passed.
Nominal workload:
125 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Lectures: 28 hours. Exercises: 28 hours.
Examiner:
The external and internal examiner jointly prepare the exam questions and the correction manual. The external examiner reviews the internal examiner's examination results by correcting a random sample of candidate¿s exams as a calibration according to the Department's guidelines for examination markings.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Written exam: Letter grades