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Related topics: Earth sciences, Geography
geophysicsge‧o‧phys‧ics /ˌdʒiːəʊˈfɪzɪks $ ˌdʒiːoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  HESGthe study of the movements of parts of the Earth, and the forces involved with this, including the weather, the oceans etcgeophysical adjectivegeophysicist /-zɪsɪst/ noun [countable]
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geophysicsEach of these universities has produced published research in geography, geology, palaeontology, and geophysics.Engineering geophysics also supports hydrogeological studies, landfill and pollution assessments, mineral exploration and local geological studies.I receive a short course in geophysics, punctuated by the tectonic lessons of the region through which we are driving.In 1963 Vine had just graduated in geophysics from Cambridge.He emphasises the importance of the historical value of older literature in palaeontology, compared to the pattern shown in geophysics.In geophysics we have a little bit of a problem.The theory of plate tectonics explains these phenomena and is commonly regarded as one of the cornerstones of modern geophysics.Dynamo theory had developed as a relatively isolated discipline within geophysics, and not just because it thrived in Great Britain.
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