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earth system

[′ərth ‚ sis·təm]
(geophysics)
The atmosphere, oceans, biosphere, cryosphere, and geosphere, together.

earth system

The bonding system in which all metallic parts of an aircraft are interconnected to form a low-resistance network for safe distribution of electric current and charges. All metallic parts in this process have the same electrical potential to ensure that there is no sparking. Also called bonding.
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The goal of the program is to help the nation, and the world, avoid risks and realize opportunities associated with the Earth system.
For four billion years the rate of change of the Earth system has been a complex function of astronomical and geophysical forces plus internal dynamics: Earth's orbit around the sun, gravitational interactions with other planets, the sun's heat output, colliding continents, volcanoes and evolution, among others," he wrote.
The rate of change of the Earth system (E) over the last 40 to 50 years is a purely a function of industrialized societies (H)," wrote Gaffney.
Twelve indicators show changes in major environmental components of the Earth System, for example, the carbon cycle, nitrogen cycle and biodiversity.
Dr Tom Rippeth of the School of Ocean Sciences said: "Future climate change is very difficult to predict with any certainty due to the complex feedbacks which occur between the different components of the Earth System.
The victim is none else but the Earth System with its major constituting components of atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere.
With the change of the name of the journal our geological community wishes to emphasize that we support an increasing trend in Earth sciences, which can be formulated as strengthening of interaction and complexity of disciplines known as Earth system sciences.
A tangential study using balloon-based instruments by scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.
Nitrogen oxide emissions have declined across the eastern US by about 40% since 1999, according to scientists from the Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
The Late Paleocene Thermal Maximum and the K/T boundary climates are classic examples of abrupt climate change in the past that are areas of active research on how the entire Earth System responded at those times.
Miller, an atmospheric scientist at the Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.
It created the Teaching Box Pilot Project and put together a partnership between the Digital Library for Earth System Education, the University of California Museum of Paleontology, the U.

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