OCEN5001 Ocean Data Analysis
- 6 points
|Not available in 2020||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Ocean data are collected in the field or remotely through satellites, cover a range of spatial and temporal scales, contain errors specific to each measurement system and require specific data analysis techniques to extract information to address a particular issue. This unit, with a strong practical component, includes the application of different methods to analyse physical and biogeochemical data sets. It covers a range of data analysis topics, provides an opportunity to develop a strategy for problem solving, and reviews and consolidates laboratory efforts. Students learn to apply data analysis techniques to a variety of data types that include (1) time series measurements (such as at a mooring); (2) Lagrangian measurements (float or glider); (3) remotely sensed measurements, and (4) historical and archival data.
- Students are able to (1) demonstrate a basic knowledge of ocean data including platforms, acquisition and analysis; (2) display a sophisticated understanding of different data analysis approaches; (3) critically analyse ocean data sets and undertake data visualisation, filtering, interpolating and spectral analysis; (4) demonstrate an enquiring, critical and creative approach to understanding and managing ocean data; and (5) demonstrate an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of ocean data sets and its interconnectedness with the biological and social sciences.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessments; (2) project; and (3) presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
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- Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi
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