Geophysics is the study of the physical properties and processes of the Earth and its surrounding environment in space - from the microscopic properties of minerals to the gravitational and magnetic fields acting on the planet.
Using physical techniques Geophysicists study the internal structure and dynamic behaviour of the Earth and its environment, and contribute to many fields of research that have led society to where it is today. These include the production of energy and water resources, the safeguarding of the natural environment and analysis of the movement of air pollution, the Earth’s changing environment and the study of the formation of the Earth.
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