geosphere


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geosphere

[′jē·ō‚sfir]
(geology)
The solid mass of earth, as distinct from the atmosphere and hydrosphere.
The lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere combined.
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Other students might point out that the soil of the geosphere provides a home for animals and a medium in which plants grow.
At the end of the day, investors are not buying gross domestic product growth, they're buying earnings growth and there are no meaningful legs in the earnings story," Arvind Sanger, managing partner at Geosphere Capital Management, told Bloomberg TV India yesterday.
Vladimir Vernadsky's tripartite categorization of geosphere, biosphere, and noosphere reveals startling connections and dependencies between the "inert" mineral world, "dynamic" organic world, and "sublime" intellectual world; Lewis Mumford integrates the city into our notion of "ecosystem"; Rachel Carson looks at the impact of human industry on "pristine nature," Gissen at the integration of abjected nature into architecture, Morton at inter-connectedness without transcendental (e.
The intention of such disposal is to provide sufficient isolation from human activities and natural processes, such, that the transportation of radioactive nuclides in the geosphere will be a very slow process and their eventual release to the biosphere will be in such low concentrations that they do not pose a hazard to human health and the natural environment.
1994), The 1 km resolution global data set: needs of theInternational Geosphere Biosphere Programme.
It offers a new approach to Earth's history and reveals how the coevolution of the geosphere and biosphere--rocks and living matter--has shaped the planet into a unique world that may stand alone in its evolutionary process.
Applying a "straightforward presentation of what we know about how climate and the geosphere interact," the book links previous warming periods 20,000 to 5,000 years ago with a greater abundance of tsunamis, landslides, seismic activity and volcanic eruptions.
The panel discussed what constitutes a 'demonstration' of the ability of the geosphere to safely contain and isolate the waste for a long period of time (i.
238]U in the geosphere, measurements of isotopic ratios of [sup.
We've learned a lot more about the deep geosphere since 1988, as my colleagues at survey will happily confirm, and it is already possible to visit operating deep geothermal plants, in geological settings very similar to Newcastle, at Soultz-sous-Forets on Franco-German border and at Landau-in-der-Pfalz, Germany.

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