Welcome to Earth Science @ Grenfell Campus
Earth Science is the study of the Earth and its neighbors in space. It deals with the origin, composition, and history of the planet as well as the physical, chemical, and biological processes that have changed and shaped it over the past 4.6 billion years. Earth Science is an exciting science with many interesting and practical applications.
The majority of geological studies give results which are of practical use. For example geological information and techniques are used in exploring for, finding and extracting oils and gas and ores for metals; engineering geology investigates and reports on conditions of sites and the ground for major construction projects such as dams, roads, tunnels, and oil rigs; and environmental geology and hydrogeology investigates underground water supplies. Earth scientists also use their knowledge in studying the impact of human activity on Earth's environment and design methods to protect the planet. [Read More...]