Earth Processes (NSCI5730)

Level: 
5
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
Yes
Aim: 
To provide a scientific understanding of physical and chemical processes and their interactions which are essential to life on Earth.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
 
Topics include: 

Basic concepts of Chemistry
Chemical nomenclature, compounds, bonds, reactivity, chemical formulae, solutions, organic chemistry, biochemistry, units of measurement.
Basic Physical Concepts Energy, force, density, mass. Concept of flight and movement
Planet Earth Lunar and solar influences on Earth, systems and models, energy systems, solar radiation, energy balance of Earth, structure and components of atmosphere,
hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, primary, secondary and tertiary atmospheric circulation systems, air pollution, meteorology, precipitation processes, humidity, adiabatic changes, methods of measuring and forecasting
weather, chemistry of fresh and saline water, hydrological cycle, evapotranspiration, , runoff, soil moisture, groundwater, crustal system, rocks and rock cycle, erosion and weathering processes, soil formation, weathering and
erosion; classifying climates; microclimates; regional climates and ecosystems; dynamics of climate change.Mapping + modelling. Biogeography Concepts of basic biogeography
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 1748

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2005)
1 Mar 18 - 12 Apr 18 LabThursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (114-3015)
Thursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (114-3007)
Thursday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (114-3015)
TutorialThursday09:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (115-2005)
30 Apr 18 - 4 Jun 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2005)
3 May 18 - 7 Jun 18 LabThursday13:00 - 15:00 Mt Albert (114-3015)
Thursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (114-3015)
Thursday10:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (114-3007)
TutorialThursday09:30 - 10:30 Mt Albert (115-2005)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 LectureTuesday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2017)
1 May 18 - 5 Jun 18 LectureTuesday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2017)

Class: 1749

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
26 Feb 18 - 9 Apr 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2005)
30 Apr 18 - 4 Jun 18 LectureMonday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2005)
27 Feb 18 - 10 Apr 18 LectureTuesday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2017)
1 May 18 - 5 Jun 18 LectureTuesday11:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2017)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Science Communication), Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management), Bachelor of Landscape Architecture.

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