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Geophysics: Getting Started

A guide providing selected resources and other information for beginning research on the topic of Geophysics.

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What is Geophysics?

"Study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods.  Basic divisions include solid-earth geophysics, physics of the atmosphere and hydrosphere, and solar-terrestrial physics.  There are numerous specialties within the field, e.g. seismology, tectonophysics, engineering geophysics."  Glossary of Geology, 4th ed., American Geological Institute

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