Earth's physical environment

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  • Earth observation — is the gathering of information about planet Earth’s physical, chemical and biological systems. It is used to monitor and assess the status of, and changes in, the natural environment and the built environment. In recent years, Earth observation… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth Sciences — ▪ 2009 Introduction Geology and Geochemistry       The theme of the 33rd International Geological Congress, which was held in Norway in August 2008, was “Earth System Science: Foundation for Sustainable Development.” It was attended by nearly… …   Universalium

  • Physical geography — For other uses, see Physiographic regions of the world. True color image of the Earth s surface and atmosphere. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center image. Physical geography (also known as geosystems or physiography) is one of the two major… …   Wikipedia

  • environment — environmental, adj. environmentally, adv. /en vuy reuhn meuhnt, vuy euhrn /, n. 1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. 2. Ecol. the air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors… …   Universalium

  • Earth — This article is about the planet. For other uses, see Earth (disambiguation). Earth   …   Wikipedia

  • Earth battery — An Earth battery is composed of a pair of electrodes made of two dissimilar metals, such as iron and copper, which are buried in the soil or immersed in the sea. A device that is placed in water is labeled a sea battery . It can act as a receiver …   Wikipedia

  • Environment (biophysical) — The biophysical environment is the symbiosis between the physical environment and the biological life forms within the environment, and include all variables that comprise the Earth s biosphere. In other contexts environment may also be used to… …   Wikipedia

  • Earth System Research Laboratory — The Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) is a laboratory in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR).ESRL combines six separate NOAA labs under one umbrella organization to provide …   Wikipedia

  • environment — en|vi|ron|ment W1S1 [ınˈvaırənmənt] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: environ to surround (14 21 centuries), from Old French environer, from environ around , from viron circle ] 1.) the environment the air, water, and land on Earth, which can be harmed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Earth science — (also known as geoscience, the geosciences or the Earth Sciences), is an all embracing term for the sciences related to the planet Earth [ [http://wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=earth%20science Wordnet Search: Earth science] ] . It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Environment — may refer to: * Natural environment, all living and non living things that occur naturally on Earth * Built environment, constructed surroundings that provide the setting for human activity, ranging from the large scale civic surroundings to the… …   Wikipedia

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