Category: Geology

Geology is the study of the Earth’s solid materials, including rocks, minerals, and landforms. It seeks to understand the history and evolution of the Earth’s surface, as well as the processes that shape it, such as erosion, volcanic activity, and plate tectonics.

Geologists use a range of techniques to study the Earth’s materials and processes, including fieldwork, laboratory analysis, and computer modeling. They also draw upon other fields of science, such as physics, chemistry, and biology, to better understand the Earth and its evolution over time.

Geology has important practical applications, including in the discovery and extraction of natural resources, the management of geological hazards such as earthquakes and landslides, and the preservation of important geological sites for scientific and cultural purposes.