Disciplines and Techniques

Go to Biostratigraphy pageBiostratigraphy
Biostratigraphy is the branch of stratigraphy that uses fossils to establish relative ages of rock and correlate successions of sedimentary rocks within and between depositional basins.
Go to Geochemistry pageGeochemistry
Geochemistry is the study of the chemical processes which form and shape the Earth. It includes the study of the cycles of matter and energy which transport the Earth’s chemical components and the interaction of these cycles with the hydrosphere and the atmosphere.
Go to Geochronology pageGeochronology
Geochronology is a discipline of geoscience which measures the age of earth materials and provides the temporal framework in which other geoscience data can be interpreted in the context of Earth history.
Go to Geophysics pageGeophysics
Geophysics includes the following sub-disciplines: electromagnetics, gravity, magnetics, magneto-tellurics, radiometrics and seismic. 

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