Earth and Space Science Disciplines
Disciplines of Earth and Space Science • Define each of the following: • Geology • Astronomy • Meteorology • Oceanography
Geology • The study of the Earth’s surface and interior.
Astronomy • The study of the universe.
Meteorology • The study of processes that govern Earth’s atmosphere.
Oceanography • The scientific study of the ocean and its seas.
Careers in Earth and Space Science For each of the following natural events, state which Earth Science discipline(s) would study the event. • Earthquakes •Volcanoes •Avalanche • Flooding •Beach erosion •Tsunami • Erosion •Drought •Blizzard • Thunderstorm •Hurricane •Tornado • Heat wave •Lightning •Wildfire • El Niño •Wind •Mudflow
Tools in Earth and Space Science • List the tools used in each Earth Science discipline: • Geology: • Meteorology: • Astronomy: • Oceanography: