earth science


Definition of earth science

: any of the sciences (such as geology, meteorology, or oceanography) that deal with the earth or with one or more of its parts — compare geoscience

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Examples of earth science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The satellite fleets also mark a revival for NASA’s earth science, which has languished over the past decade compared with exploration of Mars and other planets. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "NASA's new fleet of satellites will offer insights into the wild cards of climate change," 5 May 2021 Their early bloom, however, is just the tip of the iceberg of a worldwide phenomenon that could destabilize natural systems and countries' economies, said Amos Tai, assistant professor of earth science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Jessie Yeung, Selina Wang And Derek Van Dam, CNN, "Japan just recorded its earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years as impact of climate crisis intensifies," 5 Apr. 2021 The agency’s earth science budget dropped during the budget wars of the Obama administration. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Former Senator Bill Nelson nominated to lead NASA," 19 Mar. 2021 And while tumblers are still around—and still make a great introduction to earth science—thanks to modern tech, there’s never been a better time for educational toys, nor a wider selection of truly engaging gadgets. Dave Johnson, Forbes, "10 Fun Educational Toys And Gadgets To Keep Your Kids Entertained During Spring Break," 18 Mar. 2021 Josh Fischman is a senior editor at Scientific American, covering biology, chemistry, and earth science. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "COVID, Quickly, Episode 2: Lessons From a Pandemic Year," 11 Mar. 2021 Watch the video to learn how InSAR is transforming earth science—and what to expect from the technique in the coming years. Meagan Cantwell, Science | AAAS, "A technique to track Earth’s subtle movements with orbiting radars is heating up," 5 Mar. 2021 Josh Fischman is a senior editor at Scientific American, covering biology, chemistry, and earth science. Tanya Lewis, Scientific American, "COVID, Quickly Episode 1: Vaccines, Variants and Diabetes," 26 Feb. 2021 Students in the accelerated ESP curriculum pair courses on earth science, conservation biology, urban ecology and climatology with courses on ethics and justice, microeconomics, policy analysis and financial and sustainability management. Scientific American, "Shaping the Science Translators of Our Time," 1 Sep. 2016

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First Known Use of earth science

1873, in the meaning defined above

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12 May 2021

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“Earth science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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