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- Science : The organized body of knowledge based on non–trivial refutable concepts that can be verified or rejected on the base of observation and experimentation
- Acid rain : Deposition of acidified rain, snow, sleet, hail, gases and particles, and acidified fog and cloud water, due to nitric or sulfuric acid pollution.
- Age (geology) : The fundamental chronostratigraphic unit.
- Air pollution dispersion modeling : Describes the basic mathematical simulation (i.e., modeling) of how buoyant air pollutants disperse in the atmosphere.
- Air Quality Index : A number used by government agencies to characterize the quality of the ambient air at a given location.
- Biostratigraphy : A domain of stratigraphy that involves the identification of fossils and their position relative to their occurrences in space and time.
- Cambrian (geology) : First geologic period of Palaeozoic time stretching approximately from 550 to 480 million years BP.
- Chronostratigraphy : The branch of stratigraphy that studies the relative time relations and ages of rock bodies.
- Geochronometry : A branch of stratigraphy and of geochronology aimed at the quantitative measurement of geologic time.
- Geochronology : Science of determining the absolute age of rocks, fossils, and sediments, within a certain degree of uncertainty inherent within the method used.
- Geologic ages of earth history : Measurement of the geologic history of the earth which can be broadly classified into two periods: the Precambrian supereon and the Phanerozoic eon.
- Geomorphology : The study of the landforms and geological history of an area, the processes that have shaped the landscape, and the time period over which these processes occur.
- Geophysics : The study of the Earth by quantitative physical methods, namely seismic, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, thermal and radioactivity methods.
- Global warming : The increase in the average temperature of the Earth's near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation.
- Greenhouse effect : A general attribute of planets and moons with atmospheres denoting an imbalance between surface radiation and top-of-atmosphere radiation due to the presence of greenhouse gases.
- Hydrology : The interdisciplinary study of the movement, characteristics and distribution of water, surface-water (fresh water and salt water), groundwater, and water-quality.
- Lithostratigraphy : Stratigraphy based on the interpretation of physical and petrographic properties of rocks.
- Magnetostratigraphy : Studies of the magnetic characteristics of rocks.
- National Center for Atmospheric Research : A non-governmental U.S.-based institute whose mission is "exploring and understanding our atmosphere and its interactions with the Sun, the oceans, the biosphere, and human society."
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration : A scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere.
- Natural environment : A term that encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region of Earth.
- Oceanography : The scientific study of the oceans.
- Ocean heat content : The amount of heat stored in the oceans which is used by scientists to analyze and project climate change.
- Palynology : The science of the study of contemporary and fossil palynomorphs as well as associated particulate organic matter (POM) in sedimentary strata.
- Sedimentary geology : Science concerned with the physical and chemical properties of sedimentary rocks and the processes involved in their formation, including transportation, deposition, and lithification of sediments.
- Stage (geology) : A unit in the study of soil layers.
- Stratigraphy : The interdisciplinary science field that describes all rock bodies that form the Earth's crust and the manner in which they are organised into distinctive units that are then mapped.