Includes earth structure and dynamics, aeronomy; upper and lower atmosphere studies; ionospheric and magnetospheric physics; and geomagnetism. For related information see 47 Meteorology and Climatology; and 93 Space Radiation.
Geophysics – The physics of the Earth and its environment, i.e., its solid earth, air, waters and (by extension) space. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use. Wm. H. Allen, ed., 1965. NASA SP-7.
Exhaustive Interest : Physics of the Earth, including its atmosphere and its hydrosphere, as revealed by aircraft, satellite, and manned spacecraft observations; observation of natural phenomena; upper atmosphere and ionosphere; geomagnetism and Earth gravitational field; paleontology related to development of life; geological investigations having potential relevance to ground truth for remote sensing or Earth evolution and structure.
Selective Interest : Geology of direct interest to aerospace activities.
Negative Interest : Surface surveys; surface or seismic prospecting; assaying processes or records.
Input Subjects of Specific Interest
aerosols (atmospheric physics )
atmospheric boundary layers (atmospheric physics)
atmospheric circulation (atmospheric physics)
atmospheric studies (physical processes)
biosphere (physical processes)
Earth magnetic field
fault detection (geological)
general circulation models (atmosphere)
geology (Earth structure)
geophysical sensors (applications)
gravitational anomalies (terrestrial)
gravitational theory (terrestrial)
gravitational waves (terrestrial)
greenhouse effect (atmospheric physics)
infrared spectrometry (atmosphere)
ionospheric electron density
lower atmosphere studies
ozone depletion (atmospheric physics)
rocket/balloon geophysical studies
upper atmosphere studies
very long baseline interferometry (geophysics applications)
whistlers (upper atmosphere)