branches of earth science Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Astronomy
Telescopes
cartography
make maps
Meterology
Weather forecasting
ecology
study of ecosystems
Geology
Volcanologist - volcanoes
oceanography
study of the ocean
Paleontologists
scientists who study fossils
Meteorology
study of the atmosphere.
volcanologist
geologist who studies VOLCANOS
seismologist
geologist who studies EARTHQUAKES
Paleontology
the study of fossils
Astronomer
the scientist who studies the universe
Meteorologists
scientist who gather information about conditions in the atmosphere.
geography
study the surface features of the earth
Chemical oceanographers
studies natural occurring chemicals in the ocean as well as chemicals that cause pollution
Oceanographer
the scientist who studies the Earth's oceans
Geologist
the scientist who studies the origin, history, and structure of the Earth.
Geochemistry
Can help identify what the environment was like when rocks were first formed
biological oceanography
oceanographers that study the plants and animals that live in the ocean
geological oceanography
oceanographers that study the ocean floor
cartoraphy
a speacial branch of earth science that makes maps of our world landform ect
enviromental science
study how humans interact with the enviroment
Event
an occurence on the Earth that causes a change.
control
is a factor in an expirment that does not change
Black smokers
Hot water vents in deep oceans that may be similar to early Earth conditions.
environmental science
the study of how humans interact with the environment
Which of the following scientists would study tornadoes?
A) geologist B) oceanographer C) meteorologist Answer is C
Astronomers
study the universe
Volcanologists
Scientists who study volcanoes.
paleontologist
geologist who studies FOSSILS
Physical oceanographers
studies waves and ocean currents
environmental scientists
study Earth's environment and resources.
variable
anything that can change or vary during an experiment.
physical oceanography
oceanographers that study things like waves and ocean currents
chemical oceanography
oceanographers that study the natural chemicals and chaemicals caused by pollution in the sea
Geologists
study forces that have shaped Earth throughout its history
scientific method
is an organized way to study, invesigate, and think about scientific problems
Biological oceanographers
studies the plants and animals that live in the ocean
Activity
what an Earth scientist does to study an event
enviormental science
a speacial branch of earth science that studies how humans interact with enviorment
Four Main Branches of Earth Science
Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Oceanography
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