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Topics in Earth Science Go Back to Index

  • Earth Science , geoscience - any of the sciences that deal with the earth or its parts
    • Agronomy - the branch of agriculture dealing with field-crop production and soil management
    • Archaeology, archeology, archaeological geology - the systematic study of past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence, such as graves, buildings, tools, and pottery
    • Climatology - the study of climate including climatic data, the analysis of the causes of the differences in climate, and the application of climatic data to the solution of specific design or operational problems
    • Economic Geology - the branch of geology that deals with economically valuable geological materials
    • Geochemistry - the study of the chemical elements, their isotopes, and related processes with respect to the abundance and distribution of materials within the Earth’s waters, crust, and atmosphere
    • Geochronology - a system of dating geological events in relationship to the earth's history
    • Geography, geographics - study of the earth's surface; includes people's responses to topography and climate and soil and vegetation
    • Geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
    • Geomorphology - that branch of physical geography which deals with the form of the Earth, the general configuration of its surface, the distribution of the land, water, etc. and the investigation of the history of geologic changes through the interpretation of topographic forms.
    • Geophysics, geophysical science - geology that uses physical principles to study properties of the earth
    • Geothermal - the study of heat generated inside the earth and related processes
    • Hydrogeology - the science of ground water and its interaction with the geologic environment
    • Hydrology - study of the waters of the earth, especially with relation to the effects of precipitation and evaporation upon the occurrence and character of water in streams, lakes, and on or below the land surface.
    • Hypsography - the scientific study of the earth's configuration above sea level (emphasizing the measurement of land altitudes relative to sea level)
    • Limnology - the scientific study of bodies of fresh water for their biological and physical and geological properties
    • Meteorology, weather - the earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere
    • Mineralogy - the branch of geology that studies minerals, their structure and properties, and the ways of distinguishing them
    • Oceanography, marine geology, paleooceanography - the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans
    • Orology, orography - the science of mountains
    • Paleobiology, palaeobiology - a branch of paleontology that deals with the origin and growth and structure of fossil animals and plants as living organisms
    • Paleobotany - the study of fossil plants
    • Paleoclimatology - the study of past climates throughout geological history, and the causes of the variations among them
    • Paleoecology - the study of the relationship of extinct organisms or groups of organisms to their environments
    • Paleogeography - the study of the geography of ancient times or ancient epochs
    • Paleogeology - the study of geologic features once at the surface of the earth but now buried beneath rocks
    • Paleontology, fossilology, historical geology, palaeontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
    • Paleozoology, palaeozoology - the study of fossil animals
    • Petrology - the study of the composition, occurence, and origin of rocks
    • Petroleum Geology - the branch of economic geology that deals with the occurrence and exploitation of oil and gas fields
    • Physiography - physical geography
    • Rocks - naturally formed, consolidated material, composed of grains of one or more mineral
    • Sedimentation - the process of suspended solid particles settling out in water
    • Seismology - the study of earthquakes and of the structure of the Earth by natural and artificial seismic waves
    • Speleology, spelaeology - the scientific study of caves
    • Stratigraphy - the branch of geology concerned with the formation, composition, ordering in time, and arrangement in space of sedimentary rocks
    • Structural Geology - the study of the structural features of rocks, of the geographical distribution of the features, and their causes
    • Tectonophysics - branch of geophysics that deals with the forces responsible for movements in, and deformation of, the Earth’s crust
    • Tectonics - of, pertaining to, or designating the rock structure and external forms resulting from the deformation of the earth's crust, whether the result of warping, or of fracture, or both
    • Volcanology - the branch of geology that studies volcanoes

Rock Classifications Go Back to Index

  • Petrology - the study of the composition, occurence, and origin of rocks
  • Igneous Rocks - a rock formed, or apparently formed, from the solidification of a magma.  Includes intrusive or plutonic rocks, such as granite, and extrusive or volcanic rocks such as basalts
  • Sedimentary Rocks - a rock that formed from lithification of any type of sediment, chemical precipitation from solution, or consolidation of the remains of plants or animals
  • Metamorphic Rocks - a rock formed through the transformation of pre-existing rock into texturally or mineralogically distinct new rock as a result of high temperature, high pressure or both, but without the rock melting in the process.  The depth and temperature of the metamorphism define the grade of metamorphism

 

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