GEOLOGY TERMS

Geology terms helps us to explain the phenomena that occurs above, below and on the surface of Earth. These terms can help you gain a better understanding of geology. Learn more geology terms here.
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Geodesy

Geodesy, the science of measuring the shape and size of the earth and of determining the exact location of points on the earth's surface.

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  • Hydrothermal Vent

    Hydrothermal Vent

    Hydrothermal Vent, a fissure, or crack, on the ocean floor from which heated water flows. See more »

  • Ignis Fatuus

    Ignis Fatuus

    Ignis Fatuus, a pale, greenish or bluish light sometimes seen hovering over swamps and marshes at night. See more »

  • International Geophysical Year (IGY)

    International Geophysical Year (IGY)

    International Geophysical Year (IGY), a period of extensive study of the earth by geophysicists and other scientists of many countries working in close cooperation. See more »

  • Marshes and Swamps

    Marshes and Swamps

    Marshes and Swamps, areas in which the land is usually covered with shallow water. See more »

  • Metallography

    Metallography

    Metallography, the microscopic study of the structure of metals and their alloys. See more »

  • Mineral Water

    Mineral Water

    Mineral Water, water containing dissolved mineral salts. The mineral salts may occur naturally in the water or they may be added to it. See more »

  • Moho

    Moho

    Moho, or Mohorovicic Discontinuity, a zone in the earth below which shock waves travel more rapidly than they do above it. See more »

  • Moonstone

    Moonstone

    Moonstone, a moderately hard, transparent or translucent gemstone with a pearly or milky luster. See more »

  • Oasis

    Oasis

    Oasis, (plural: oases), a fertile green area in a desert where water is available. See more »

  • Ore

    Ore

    Ore, any naturally occuring material in the earth's crust containing one or more economically important minerals that can be profitably extracted. See more »

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