EARTH34122A (HAM)
Coastal Oceanography
15 Points
Staff
Convenor(s)
Peter De Ruiter
peter.deruiter@waikato.ac.nz

Lecturer(s)
Julia Mullarney
4597
DE.1.02
julia.mullarney@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description
Paper Structure
The paper consists of formal lectures, a field trip and practical/tutorial sessions. All material is considered necessary to successfully complete the paper.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:
Assessment
There are two exercises and one project. The project is about Tauranga Harbour, and is divided into 2 sections: one in which you analyse, plot and interpret data; the other in which you write a short essay interpreting your results within the wider context of harbour issues. You can choose which issues you would like to focus on. There are also by weekly quizzes and a test.
Assessment Components
The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 60:40. The final exam makes up 40% of the overall mark.
Required and Recommended Readings
Required Readings
Handout material
Lecture handouts and the lab manual will be available on Moodle on the Friday of the week before each lecture. Some notes are also available for purchase from Waikato Print at the beginning of the semester. Note that these purchased notes may be updated prior to the lecture, and new material may be provided on Moodle that is not included in these notes. These notes are not intended to be a complete collection of reference material for the course. You are expected to research the topics yourself.
Recommended Readings
Matthias Tomczak online book: Coastal and Estuarine Oceanography, https://www.mtoceanography.info/ShelfCoast/index.html
Komar, P D, 1998, Beach processes and sedimentation, PrenticeHall, Inc., Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, 544 pp.
Kamphuis, J.W., 2000. Introduction to coastal engineering and management. Advanced series on ocean engineering, 16. World Scientific, Singapore, 437 pp.
DavidsonArnott, R. 2010. Introduction to Coastal Processes and Geomorphology. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 97805521874458
Online Support
Online support will be provided via Moodle, which is accessible to all students who are enrolled in the paper.
Workload
There are 24 lectures, a 10hour field trip, a three hour exam, one onehour tests and 8 twohour practical sessions. The exam will require 40 hours of revision, the test 10 hours of revision and the remaining time will be devoted to assignments and the project. A 300level 15 point paper in any of the science subjects offered by the University of Waikato typically involves less than 60 hours of supervised study and it is assumed that up to 90 hours will be spent in private study by an ‘average’ student
Linkages to Other Papers
Linkages to other papers: EARTH241, EARTH231, EARTH342
Prerequisite(s)
Prerequisite papers: EARTH241 or ERTH242
Restriction(s)
Restricted papers: ERTH344