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Environmental Studies

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Section 1.1 and 1.2

Meteorology-The study of forces and processes that cause that atmosphere to change and produce weather.

Astronomy- The study of objects beyond the earths atmosphere.

Geology- The study of materials that make up the Earth, The processes that form and change these materials, and the history of the planet and its life-forms.

Enviromental science- The study of the interacttions of organisms and their surroundings.

Oceanography- The study of earths ocean's, which cover nearly 3/4 of the planet.

Hydrosphere- All the water on Earth and in the atmosphere.

Atmosphere- The blanket of gases that surround our planet.

Geosphere- The area from the suface of the Earth down to its center.

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-Earth Science consists of five areas of study.-Geologists identify rocks, study glacial movements interpret clues to Earth's 4.6 billion year history, and determine how forces change our planet.-Astronomy's subspecialties are astrophysics and planetary science.-Mereotology's stubspecialties are climatology and atmospheric chemistry-Geology's specialties are paleontology and geochemistry.-Oceanography's subspecialties are physical oceanography and marine geology.-Enviromental science's subspecialties are



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