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Ali Hamza
Ali Hamza
Mechanical
21 Jan 2019

What is Geology??

Geology :

Geology is the study of the Earth. The fieldof geology encompasses the composition,structure, physical properties, and history ofEarth's components, and the processes bywhich they are shaped. Geologists typicallystudy rock, sediment, soil, rivers, andnatural resources.

Branches of Geology

 Engineering geology

 Hydrology

Economic Geology

Environmental Geology

Petrology

 Structural Geology 

 Stratigraphy 

 Sedimentology

 Paleontology

Interior of Earth:

 Seismic (energy) waves travel through the earth some energy bounces off harder layers called Reflectionsome energy travels through but gets bent, changing the direction the wave is traveling called refractionsome energy is absorbed as it encounters materials Called attenuation

Allow us to model what waves show up at given locations, and when they arrive at given locations.