Definition of geophysics in English:


plural noun

  • treated as singular The physics of the earth.

    • ‘Most crustal rocks of interest to exploration geophysics are either inherently anisotropic or behave as anisotropic materials when sampled by seismic waves.’
    • ‘Potential drilling sites are located using 3D seismic data and a deep understanding of geology and geophysics.’
    • ‘By 1960, a discrete version of these equations was being extensively used in electrical engineering and geophysics, their use continuing until the present day.’
    • ‘The paper cited here uses a combination of computational biology and geophysics to attack the problem.’
    • ‘The extremely deep investigations of Tikhonov into a number of general problems in mathematical physics grew out of his interest in geophysics and electrodynamics.’