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Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments (F7)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments (F700) The study of environments comprising the earth's surface, oceans, sea-bed and atmosphere; and the interactions between them. Geography & Environmental Science
Marine sciences (F710) The study of the coastal environment and mariculture. Geography & Environmental Science
Hydrography (F720) The collection and application of data about the sea, including surveying and the study of tides and currents. Geography & Environmental Science
Ocean sciences (F730) The study of oceans, the seabed and atmosphere. Includes oceanography. May include studies associated with physics, chemistry, geology and biology. Geography & Environmental Science
Ocean circulation (F731) The study of water circulation in seas and oceans on a variety of temporal and spatial scales based on modelling and/or observations. Includes extreme water circulation events. Geography & Environmental Science
Oceanographic survey & monitoring (F732) The study of oceanographic survey mapping and monitoring (as the primary purpose of the activity, rather than as a tool). Geography & Environmental Science
Land-ocean interaction (F733) The study of the quantification and modelling of the fluxes and transformations of material and energy between the terrestrial and marine environments. Includes the variability of these interactions in time and space. Geography & Environmental Science
Atmosphere-ocean interactions (F734) The study of the quantification and modelling of the fluxes and transformations of material and energy between the marine and atmospheric environments. Includes feedback mechanisms, coupled ocean/atmosphere models and the variability of these interactions in time and space. Geography & Environmental Science
Environmental sciences (F750) The study of the terrestrial, aquatic and atmospheric environment and human interaction with it. Geography & Environmental Science
Applied environmental sciences (F751) Topics in Environmental Sciences of industrial or commercial importance. Geography & Environmental Science
Hydrology (F752) The study of bodies of water, their distribution and water resources. Geography & Environmental Science
Pollution control (F753) The study of monitoring with the intention to reduce the emission and distribution of noxious substances in the environment. Geography & Environmental Science
Biogeochemical cycles (F754) The study of the fluxes and cycling of matter within and between the biosphere and the physical environment. Geography & Environmental Science
Environmental informatics (F755) The study of the science of information applied to environmental sciences relating to the creation, collection, storage, processing, modelling, interpretation, display and dissemination of data and information. Geography & Environmental Science
Environmental physiology (F756) The study of the physiological responses of plants and animals to the environment. Includes homeostasis, stress and physiological responses and survival strategies. Geography & Environmental Science
Climatology (F760) The study of secular weather conditions and climates. Geography & Environmental Science
Meteorology (F761) The study of atmospheric conditions related to weather conditions and forecasting. Geography & Environmental Science
Large-scale atmospheric dynamics & transport (F762) The study of global circulation of the troposphere and stratosphere, including time variability, wave motions (from small-scale gravity waves to large-scale planetary waves and equatorial waves) and their effect on the radiation balance. Also includes large-scale transport and mixing processes in the free troposphere and stratosphere. Geography & Environmental Science
Boundary-layer meteorology (F763) The study of models of local and regional airflow and dispersion. Includes the understanding of airflow over complex surfaces, urban meteorology and links to air pollutant formation and dispersion. Geography & Environmental Science
Climate & climate change (F764) The study of the modelling and analysis of current and past climate variability and causes of change on all timescales. Includes the understanding and modelling of future climate change, the detection and attribution of past change and the prediction of impacts of climate change on the environment. Geography & Environmental Science
Radiative processes & effects (F765) The study of the observations and modelling of radiation from the ultra-violet to the infrared and microwave. Includes field, laboratory and modelling studies of radiation and its effects on the environment. Geography & Environmental Science
Soil science (F770) The study of the properties of soils and the processes involved in their formation and distribution. Geography & Environmental Science
Glaciology & cryospheric systems (F780) The study of the origins, processes of formation, characteristics and impacts of glacial, ice cap, shelf ice and sea ice features. Includes physical, chemical and biological processes in the cryosphere. Also includes glacial tectonics and ice deformation, periglacial processes, determination of glacial events from the geological record and the interactions between the cryosphere and the atmosphere and terrestrial and aquatic environments. Geography & Environmental Science
Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments not elsewhere classified (F790) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Science of Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment categories. To be used sparingly. Geography & Environmental Science