Outline of geology

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to geology:

Geology – one of the Earth sciences, it is the study of the Earth, with the general exclusion of present-day life, flow within the ocean, and the atmosphere. The field of geology encompasses the composition, structure, physical properties, and history of Earth's components, and the processes by which they are shaped. Geologists typically study rock, sediment, soil, rivers, and natural resources.

Branches of geology[edit]

Geology applies primarily to Earth, but can be applied to any planet.

Geology of Earth[edit]

Subdisciplines of geology:

Planetary geology[edit]

Main: Planetary geology   See also: Geology of solar terrestrial planets

Principles of geology[edit]

History of geology[edit]

Main article: History of geology

General geology concepts[edit]

Geologic provinces[edit]

World geologic provinces
Oceanic crust
  0-20 Ma
  20-65 Ma
  >65 Ma
Geologic provinces
  Shield
  Orogen
  Basin
  Large igneous province
  Extended crust
Main article: Geologic province

Geologic provinces based on origin:

Plate tectonics[edit]

Main article: Plate tectonics

Occupations in Geology[edit]

The Dictionary of Occupational Titles lists the following occupations in Geology, which it describes as "concerned with the investigation of the composition, structure, and physical and biological history of the earth's crust and the application of this knowledge in such fields as archeology, mining, construction, and environmental impact":[1]

Influential geologists[edit]

Main article: List of geologists

Geology lists[edit]

Main category: Geology-related lists

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]