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Unit of Study MRNE2010 - Oceanography (2025)

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

demonstrate enhanced understanding of the nature and drivers of major ocean current systems, and their significance in Earth's climate system

explain the behavior of major and minor ion composition in seawater and their interaction with geological and biological cycles.

describe the contributors to marine primary productivity and analyse the relationship between phytoplankton, zooplankton, nekton and bacteria.

demonstrate a clear understanding of the interactions of physics, chemistry and biology in shaping the ocean.

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