Four projects are carried out during the semester, each taking approximately 3 weeks to complete (see schedule). Each project comprises an atmospheric/ocean data component and a fluids laboratory component.
Each project is introduced by means of written notes which are used to convey theory and background material underpinning the theme of the project. The lecture component is kept to a minimum, allowing us to focus on hand-on activities working in groups.
You will be asked to critically summarize the results of each project in a written ‘Project Report‘, on which grades will be based.
You will also have the opportunity to present your projects orally to the whole class. It is our intent to give you not only an opportunity to develop oral presentation skills but also a chance to discuss results with your peers.