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geophysics

Line breaks: geo|phys¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒiːə(ʊ)ˈfɪzɪks
 
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Definition of geophysics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The physics of the earth.
Example sentences
  • By 1960, a discrete version of these equations was being extensively used in electrical engineering and geophysics, their use continuing until the present day.
  • Most crustal rocks of interest to exploration geophysics are either inherently anisotropic or behave as anisotropic materials when sampled by seismic waves.
  • The extremely deep investigations of Tikhonov into a number of general problems in mathematical physics grew out of his interest in geophysics and electrodynamics.

Derivatives

geophysical

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • Geological Survey agencies carry out the geological, geophysical, and geochemical mapping that we require.
  • We do this by first summarizing the present state of knowledge of the key geophysical and geological properties of the main orogenic units and then considering the characteristics of the root.
  • At this scale, our investigations have shown how we can study the geological building blocks of the lava field and determine geophysical rock property variability.

geophysicist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Geologists and geophysicists aim to accurately constrain the architecture and facies variations at the lava flow scale.
  • The Pacific plate is grinding counterclockwise to the North American plate, the chief geophysicist for the Oklahoma Geologic Survey said.
  • Like bats using echolocation to navigate through the night, geophysicists rely on seismic waves for information on the Earth's deep interior.

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