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Branches of Earth Science

Introduction to Earth Science
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Four Main Branches of Earth Science
Geology, Meteorology, Astronomy, Oceanography
Geology
The study of rocks
Volcanologists
Scientists who study volcanoes.
Seismologists
scientists who study earthquakes
Paleontologists
scientists who study fossils
Oceanography
the branch of science dealing with physical and biological aspects of the oceans
Physical oceanographers
studies waves and ocean currents
Biological oceanographers
studies the plants and animals that live in the ocean
Chemical oceanographers
studies natural occurring chemicals in the ocean as well as chemicals that cause pollution
Black smokers
Hot water vents in deep oceans that may be similar to early Earth conditions.