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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Despite his scientific testimony to Congress stating "what is going on in the Arctic now is the biggest and fastest thing that Nature has ever done" and the "incontrovertible" data that the Earth's climate draws lively response from the geosphere, brutal weather events are still not widely seen as being connected to human influence.
GeoSphere Capital Management signed a 7-year lease for 7,244 s/f at 733 Third Avenue.
The architectural installations--CO-OP, 2006, an empty wooden house frame inspired by Paul Thek's collaborations with the Artist's Co-op in the late '60s, and geosphere fragment, 2006, a moonlike metal sliver of a Buckminster Fuller geodesic dome, suspended by three small cranes--are clearly incomplete.
The environmental effects brought about by human influence on the geosphere, also the accompanying risks and the possible solutions are nowadays being studied within a new, evolving science--environmental geotechnics--that combines in itself geology, hydrogeology, engineering geology, geotechnics and other adjacent disciplines.
Fossil fuels are not renewable in our lifetimes, and their use affects the geosphere in significant ways, many of them negative.
The natural barriers would include the backfill of concrete and crushed rock, the pluton (optimally at least 50 metres thick) the remaining geosphere, and the biosphere.
climate changes in the western North Atlantic Ocean may hold the answers to how oceanic circulation and biology impact the carbon cycle, the intricate web of interactions between the biosphere, atmosphere, oceans and geosphere -- all of them linked by the element that is the basis of all life on Earth.
One might define the environment as the sum total of the components and constituents of the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere.
The text discusses aquatic chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, the geosphere and hazardous wastes, toxicological chemistry, and resources and energy.
It did at least propel humankind into the finality of the local, as the 'sober sense' of the global geosphere now in formation.
Canyon landscapes and glaciated terrains as viewed from Space reveal modification of the geosphere by the hydrosphere.
The next 14 chapters detail the fundamentals of (a) water chemistry, with discussions of the important interactions of water with air and soil, the role of living organisms, sources of pollution, and humankind's attempts to deal with the consequences of these; (b) atmospheric chemistry, with discussions on sources of pollution, global warming, acid rain, ozone layer destruction, and smog; and (c) the geosphere, with discussions on soil chemistry and related problems, both those that occur naturally and those related to human activities.

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