A branch of geology that uses physical principles to study the properties of the earth.
The use of physics to learn about the earth and its surrounding atmosphere. Examples of geophysical methods which are used to locate ore bodies are gravity, magnetics, electromagnetics, and induced polarization.
Science of the physical properties of the earth, its motion and forces and their effect.
The field of Earth science that uses physics to explore structure and physical characteristics of the Earth.
The physics of the Earth, a hybrid discipline involving a combination of physical and geological principles.
Study of the various physical properties of the earth and the composition and movement of its component layers of rock. Geophysics is applied to mining exploration to detect zones characterized by their physical properties such as magnetism, gravity or conductivity (electromagnetism).
A branch of earth science dealing with the physical processes and phenomena occurring especially in the earth and in its vicinity.
Study of the features of the Earth using various methods.
This is the study of the physics of the earth. Geophysical survey techniques use physical properties themselves (e.g. magnetism) or apply properties to see how the earth affects them (e.g. radar), to determine something about the earth structure.
Physics of planetary bodies, such as the Earth and Moon, and the surrounding environment; the many branches include gravity, magnetism, heat flow, seismology, space physics, geodesy, meteorology, and sometimes geology.
The study of the nature of processes occurring on Earth.
The measurement of a rock's distinct physical properties such as magnetic susceptibility, conductivity and density using specialized measuring devices and computers.
The science of studying the earth's physical properties such as magnetism, conductivity and density.
The branch of geology that studies the physics of the Earth, using the physical principles underlying such phenomena as seismic waves, heat flow, gravity, and magnetism to investigate planetary properties.
The study of the physical characteristics and properties of the earth; including geodesy, seismology, meteorology, oceanography, atmospheric electricity, terrestrial magnetism, and tidal phenomena.
Study of the earth by quantitative physical methods.
Subfield of geology and physics concerned with the structure, construction and development of the earth from a physical perspective.
The rapid expansion of technological knowledge following the 2nd World War has permitted great advances in geophysics, the study of the physical properties of the earth, it's not a new science, as early as the 17th century, Swedish prospectors were using magnetized bars to locate magnetic bodies of iron ore - but it developed rapidly during the post war boom and computerization has meant the amount of data we can acquire and process on the site has increased dramatically. In all geophysical surveys, what is sought is an anomaly - an exception to the norm. A geophysical anomaly is an area where the earth has unusual physical properties. In a typical geophysical survey, a physical property like the gravitational or magnetic field is measured on a grid of locations over the survey area. The value found at each grid position is plotted on a plan view of the property. Lines are then drawn through points having equal value, in exactly the same manner that the iso bars are drawn on a weather map or elevation contour on a relief map. This map of the geophysical data allows the prospector to pick out areas with the geophysical characteristics that suggest there may be mineralization.
Geophysics is the study of Earth physics including the fields of meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, seismology, volcanology, magnetism, radioactivity and geodesy.
a way of looking for evidence by studying the changes in rocks over time
the physics of the earth and its environment, including the physics of fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology - BACK
The study of the earth by physical methods.
Earth science section dealing to the studies of physical characters of rocks and Earth globe constitution.
Study of the Earth with quantitative physical methods. Application of the principles of physics to the study of the earth, especially its interior.
a field of geology using the principles of physics to explore the structure and physical characteristics of the Earth
The study of the physical properties of rocks and minerals.
The physics of the earth and its environment, that is, earth, air, and (by extension) space. Classically, geophysics is concerned with the nature of the physical occurrences at and below the surface of the earth including, therefore, geology, oceanography, geodesy, seismology, hydrology, etc. The trend is to extend the scope of geophysics to include meteorology, geomagnetism, astrophysics, and other sciences concerned with the physical nature of the universe. Geophysics uses analytical and mathematical, rather than purely descriptive, techniques.
The study of the physics or nature of the Earth and its environment. It deals with the composition and physical phenomena of the earth and its liquid and gaseous envelopes. Areas of studies include the atmospheric sciences and meteorology, geology, seismology, and volcanology, and oceanography and related marine sciences, such as hydrology. By extension, it often includes astronomy and the related astro-sciences.