Definition of earth science in English:

earth science


mass noun
  • 1The branch of science dealing with the physical constitution of the earth and its atmosphere.

    ‘undergraduates in earth science’
    • ‘The grant money will enable 140 eighth-grade students to study earth science using the Aquarium's living collection and resources.’
    • ‘Those ideas come not only from economics, but from all walks of investigation: epidemiology, operations research, earth science, and so on.’
    • ‘The purpose of the meeting will be to foster discussion of new ideas and develop associations between ideas drawn from different disciplines in earth science.’
    • ‘Their findings promise to fuel what is already one of the hottest debates in earth science.’
    • ‘Some background in earth science would be helpful in using the book, and I expect it will be very popular with geology students from New England colleges and universities.’
    • ‘The Cody Award, which consists of a gold medal and a $10,000 prize, recognizes outstanding scientific achievement in oceanography, marine biology, and earth science.’
    • ‘They indicated that site and regional water supply and other environmental investigations rely on earth science in the form of maps, reports, 3D models and databases.’
    • ‘Once home, he re-entered college and in 1973 received a Bachelor of Arts degree in earth science, with a concentration in geology, from California State University in Northridge.’
    • ‘His election to Fellow in many professional societies was recognition of his contributions to the field of earth science.’
    • ‘Predicting earthquakes is one of the biggest challenges in modern earth science.’
    • ‘These books should be in the hands of every elementary teacher who deals with earth science in class; however, they should not be thought of as comprehensive.’
    • ‘Such an approach, she said, would include support for exploration programs, but not at the expense of earth science, space science, or aeronautics.’
    • ‘In 9th grade I hated earth science, in 10th grade Biology was OK and in 11 th grade I liked Chemistry.’
    • ‘The Programme is broken into categories of earth science, life sciences, and human medicine.’
    • ‘Indeed, it is the foundation of all earth science.’
    • ‘Challenger was the first great oceanographic research vessel, and its findings were to set in motion revolutions in earth science and biology for the next hundred years.’
    • ‘Explore earth science by picking and studying a specific biome: tundra, taiga, forest, grassland, or desert.’
    • ‘To see this dynamic at work, take, for instance, the nineteenth-century earth science of the American naval astronomer and hydrographic innovator Matthew Fontaine Maury.’
    • ‘Rare earth canons are extensively utilized in the fields of biology, chemistry, and earth science to solve a variety of structural and analytical problems.’
    • ‘He felt there was a need to instruct geology students about Montserrat's volcano, and that the video would also be useful for students of earth science.’
    1. 1.1earth sciences The various branches of earth science, e.g. geology or meteorology.
      • ‘Several experiments in physics, astronomy and the earth sciences will generate petabytes of data in the next few years, and so will some businesses.’
      • ‘This state-of-the-art building will be the central meeting place for leading experts in earth sciences and electrical and computer engineering.’
      • ‘‘Redisplaying the collection will inspire visitors and spark interest in the earth sciences and science fields generally,’ says a spokesperson.’
      • ‘Canadian earth sciences will prosper as we focus our efforts on the needs of our society, and as we produce what is needed in a format that can be readily used by a broad range of clients.’
      • ‘In 1986 Kampf received an award for distinguished service in the earth sciences from the Scholarship Foundation of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies.’
      • ‘A course offered in the department of geological and earth sciences provides an introduction to astrobiology for upper-level undergraduates, as well as for graduate students.’
      • ‘Therefore, the theory that sequences are predominantly the result of global sea-level change remains one of the central controversies in the earth sciences.’
      • ‘Although the earth sciences are best known for geology, at Waterloo the field includes geophysics, hydrogeology and geochemistry.’
      • ‘Henry was astonished by the invitation, for he had done no chemical research, and had published a mere handful of papers on metallurgy and earth sciences.’
      • ‘He weaved the mysteries of the mammoth, the ice age, and many other puzzles from the earth sciences into a catastrophic adventure featuring Venus and Mars, occurring about 3,500 years ago.’
      • ‘Physical sciences, particularly earth sciences such as geology and hydrology, are popular subjects for study and research in Oman's university and in a number of government ministries.’
      • ‘Will it link with other disciplines in the earth sciences, particularly the environmental earth sciences, capturing interest broadly throughout the community?’
      • ‘Recent declines in funding for the earth sciences, and in student enrolment, mean that we must make public and political awareness a top priority.’
      • ‘Proceeds of the show are normally used for donations to education and research in the earth sciences and lapidary arts.’
      • ‘However, self-employed individuals in the earth sciences, physics and astronomy, and political science were the highest-paid doctorates in their field.’
      • ‘In the early 1960s, the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics started a revolution in the earth sciences.’
      • ‘Students in earth sciences and geological engineering study rocks such as those you see in the rock garden.’
      • ‘He described important contributions that the earth sciences makes to society in provision of mineral, energy and water resources, as well as dealing with climate change and hazards.’
      • ‘He reported on an informal Spring 2004 meeting in Montreal that discussed potential earth science projects that could reinvigorate the solid earth sciences in Canada.’
      • ‘One of the first pieces we did was on the environment, so a study in earth sciences came in very helpful.’


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