earth science

noun

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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earth scientist noun

Examples of earth science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moulton was on the team rewriting the earth science and astronomy courses. Katie Worth, Scientific American, 20 June 2022 Hagemann has a master's in science communication and a background in earth science, most recently earning her wildland firefighter certification. Hannah Hagemann, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 June 2022 In January 2021 the board held the first hearings for high school electives: environmental science, aquatic science, earth science and astronomy. Katie Worth, Scientific American, 20 June 2022 My plan is to go to Portland Community College and then transfer over to Portland State University, get a bachelor’s in earth science and a master’s in secondary education. oregonlive, 2 Mar. 2022 From the north and south poles to the depths of the ocean to the deep interior of the Earth, JAMSTEC researchers go to Earth’s extreme environments to learn more about ocean and earth science in pursuit of sustainability. Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 After college in France, Banas worked as an earth science engineer in the oil and gas industry, which afforded him the flexibility to live in Qatar, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Feb. 2022 In research presented this week at the world's biggest earth science conference, Pettit showed that the Thwaites ice shelf could collapse within the next three to five years, unleashing a river of ice that could dramatically raise sea levels. Sarah Kaplan, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Dec. 2021 In research presented this week at the world’s biggest earth science conference, Pettit showed that the Thwaites ice shelf could collapse within the next three to five years, unleashing a river of ice that could dramatically raise sea levels. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, 14 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of earth science

1873, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Jul 2022

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“Earth science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earth%20science. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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