geo·​sci·​ence | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈsī-ən(t)s How to pronounce geoscience (audio) \

Definition of geoscience

1 : the sciences (such as geology, geophysics, and geochemistry) dealing with the earth
2 : any of the geosciences — compare earth science

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geoscientist \ ˌjē-​ō-​ˈsī-​ən-​tist How to pronounce geoscience (audio) \ noun

Examples of geoscience in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kearse showed his findings to Yoshihiro Kaneko, an earthquake dynamicist at GNS Science, New Zealand’s national geoscience research center. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "Curved rock etchings reveal which way dangerous faults ruptured—and how they might again," 23 Sep. 2020 Using the website, users can zoom and pan around different thematic geoscience web maps of the region and even generate custom maps of their own. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "The Lost Continent of Zealandia Disappeared Millions of Years Ago — but These New Maps Show It in Stunning Detail," 24 June 2020 The consequences of the lava-vs-mud debate may someday spill beyond the geoscience community. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "Mud volcanoes on Mars hint at ancient water reservoirs," 21 May 2020 Back in the Atlantic, research by Katia Fernandes, a geosciences professor at the University of Arkansas, has also shown a correlation between sea surface temperatures in the northern tropical Atlantic and drought and wildfires in the Amazon. Brian K. Sullivan / Bloomberg, Time, "World's Oceans Now Warmest on Record, Increasing Risk of Hurricanes, Wildfires," 20 Apr. 2020 This marked the start of a promising period of archaeology that has gained pace as climate warming has revealed more artifacts, said Dr. Stephanie Rogers, a research assistant professor at Auburn University’s department of geosciences. New York Times, "Warming Climate in Norway Reveals Relics of Ancient Viking Trade Route," 16 Apr. 2020 Aramco looks for experienced professionals in a wide range of fields including engineering, geosciences, drilling, R&D, human resources, finance and information technology. Houston Chronicle, "Aramco expatriates discover their full potential," 15 Feb. 2020 Robert, who studies geosciences, was one of many thousands of scientists who shared their ideas during the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held in San Francisco in December. Anchorage Daily News, "“Active mass movements” are increasing along the Denali Park road — and may bury it," 18 Jan. 2020 Exceptions are channels like Khan Academy, which creates educational videos on topics from geopolitics to geoscience, with step-by-step instruction—and, critically, on the basis of building up knowledge over time. Dan Garisto/undark, Popular Science, "YouTube science videos are riddled with scams, plagiarism, and misinformation," 9 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of geoscience

1942, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Geoscience.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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: the sciences (as geology) dealing with the earth

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