Geology (F6)

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HESA Subject Description CUG Subject
Geology (F600) The study of the origin, history, structure and composition of the Earth. Encourages understanding of environmental problems and includes techniques on searching for mineral resources and other raw materials. fl.CugSubject
Applied geology (F610) Topics in geology of commercial or social importance. fl.CugSubject
Industrial geology (F611) The study of geological processes of industrial significance. fl.CugSubject
Engineering geology (F612) Geological structures and processes in an engineering context. fl.CugSubject
Mining geology (F620) Geological topics related to the mining and minerals industry. fl.CugSubject
Exploration geology (F621) Aspects related to the exploration for mineral resources. fl.CugSubject
Geotechnology (F630) The study of the principles and applications of geotechnical engineering. Includes aspects of civil engineering and the construction and extraction industries. fl.CugSubject
Marine geotechnology (F631) The study of geotechnical processes in marine environments. fl.CugSubject
Earth science (F640) The study of the Earth as a unified system; includes Earth resources, surface and crustal processes. fl.CugSubject
Palaeontology (F641) The study of the fossil record. fl.CugSubject
Geoscience (F642) The study of the Earth Sciences, including geological chemistry and physics. fl.CugSubject
Quaternary studies (F643) The study of the rock systems of the most recent geological period. fl.CugSubject
Hydrogeology (F644) The study of the physical, chemical and biological processes which occur at the interface between rock and water at or below the Earth's surface at all scales. Includes water-related geological processes beneath oceans, aquifers, groundwater resources and the response of aquifers to environmental change. fl.CugSubject
Mantle & core processes (F645) The study of the processes which determine the behaviour and composition of the Earth's mantle and core. fl.CugSubject
Land-atmosphere interactions (F646) The study of the quantification and modelling of the fluxes and transformations of material and energy between the land (including the biosphere) and the atmosphere. Includes the variability of these interactions in time and space. fl.CugSubject
Geological oceanography (F650) The study of the sedimentary processes including deposition and dynamics in the oceans. fl.CugSubject
Geophysics (F660) The study of the physical structure and dynamics of the Earth. fl.CugSubject
Exploration geophysics (F661) Geophysical techniques concerned with the discovery of geological deposits. fl.CugSubject
Geochemistry (F670) The study of the chemical processes taking place at or near the Earth's surface. fl.CugSubject
Geohazards (F680) The study of the prediction, monitoring, environmental effects, risks and mitigation of long-term, extreme and catastrophic natural geological events including landslips, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Includes the assessment of the frequency and magnitude of triggers and events. fl.CugSubject
Seismology & tectonics (F681) The study of the processes affecting the large-scale movement and deformation of the Earth's crust. Includes orogenesis, faulting, earthquakes and seismicity, neotectonics and the tectonic control of sedimentation. fl.CugSubject
Vulcanology (F682) The study of the origin of ancient and modern volcanoes and vulcanicity. Includes the location, history and structure of volcanoes, their emissions and deposits. Also includes the reconstruction of these characteristics and of earth history from studies of volcanic materials and their impacts in the geological record. fl.CugSubject
Geology not elsewhere classified (F690) Miscellaneous grouping for related subjects which do not fit into the other Geology categories. To be used sparingly. fl.CugSubject