Term Geology Research
Code TR-6500.6500-250
Definition Programs that conduct research which focuses on the Earth, the forces acting upon it and the behavior of the solids, liquids and gasses it comprises. Scientists working in this area include petroleum geologists who explore for oil and gas deposits by studying and mapping the subsurface of the ocean or land; mineralogists who analyze and classify minerals and precious stones according to their composition and structure; stratigraphers who examine the formation and layering of rocks to understand the environment in which they were formed; volcanologists who investigate volcanoes and volcanic phenomena to try to predict the potential for future eruptions and possible hazards to human health and welfare; and hydrologists who study the quantity, distribution, circulation and physical properties of underground and surface waters.
Created 2/15/07
Changed 8/8/07
Use References Earth Sciences Research
Geological Research
Hydrology Research
Volcanic Eruption Research
Volcanology Research
See Also References Geological Surveys (JD-1500.2500)
Geology Clubs/Societies (PS-8200.8100-250)
Natural History Museums (TA-5500.6500)
Paleontology Research (TR-6500.6500-660)
Volcanic Eruption Advisories (TH-2100.9000)
Volcanic Eruption Preparedness Information (TH-1700.1800-900)
External Classification Terms General Research (UW
Geological & Earth Sciences (NPC U04.05)
Geology (NTE U36)
Other Government/Economic Services (AIRS OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Research Institutes & Public Policy Analysis (U) (NTE U05)
Related Concepts
Facet Service
Bibliographic References Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, , on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos288.htm (visited August 08, 2007).

Classification of Instructional Programs: 2000 Edition, National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, May, 2002, NCES 2002-165.

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