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Geophysics is a subject of natural science concerned with the physical processes and physical properties of the Earth and its surrounding space environment, and the use of quantitative methods for their analysis. Geophysicists, who usually study geophysics, physics, or one of the earth sciences at the graduate level, complete investigations across a wide range of scientific disciplines. The term geophysics classically refers to solid earth applications: Earth's shape; its gravitational, magnetic fields, and electromagnetic fields ; its internal structure and composition; its dynamics and their surface expression in plate tectonics, the generation of magmas, volcanism and rock formation. However, modern geophysics organizations and pure scientists use a broader definition that includes the water cycle including snow and ice; fluid dynamics of the oceans and the atmosphere; electricity and magnetism in the ionosphere and magnetosphere and solar-terrestrial physics; and analogous problems associated with the Moon and other planets.

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Organizations relating to Geophysics

Association of Geoscientists for International Development / Dhaka, Bangladesh / Est. 1974
Balkan Geophysical Society / Chania, Greece / Est. 1993
Southeast Asian Geotechnical Society / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 1967
Asociación Latinoamericana de Geofísica Espacial / Est. 1993
International Association of Geophysical Contractors / Houston TX, USA / Est. 1971
Arabian Geosciences Union / Benha, Egypt / Est. 2013
Association of Geotechnical Societies in Southeast Asia / Bangkok, Thailand / Est. 2007
International Bureau of Strata Mechanics / Katowice, Poland / Est. 1958
IASPEI/IAVCEI Joint Commission on Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials / Miami FL, USA / Est. 1996
IUGS Commission on Management and Application of Geoscience Information / Beijing, China / Est. 1967
European Centre for Geodynamics and Seismology / Walferdange, Luxembourg / Est. 1988
Comité transnational des géotechniciens d'Afrique / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 1995
International Airborne Geophysics Safety Association / Ottawa ON, Canada / Est. 1995
Arab Geophysical Exploration Services Company / Tripoli, Libya / Est. 1984
European Large Geotechnical Institutes Platform / Delft, Netherlands / Est. 2002
EurAsian Geophysical Society / Moscow, Russia / Est. 1992
Pacific Geoscience Centre, Sidney-Canada / Sidney BC, Canada
European Centre on Geodynamic Hazards of High Dams / Tbilisi, Georgia / Est. 1995
Earthworks / Washington DC, USA / Est. 2005
International Association for Geoscience Diversity / Cincinnati OH, USA / Est. 2008
Central-Asian Institute for Applied Geosciences / Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan / Est. 2000
South-East European Research Institute on Geo Sciences / Skopje, North Macedonia / Est. 2010
International Society for Environmental Geotechnology / Charlotte NC, USA / Est. 1992
Association des géophysiciens en exploration et recherches en Afrique de l'Ouest / Est. 1982
European Geophysical Society / Est. 1971
Nordisk Förening för Tillämpad Geofysik / Luleå, Sweden / Est. 1964
Asian Society for Environmental Geotechnology / Est. 1995
Centre européen de recherche et d'enseignement des géosciences de l'environnement / Est. 1995
International Conference on Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering
International Seminar Earthworks in Europe / Est. 2005
International Stop Continental Drift Society / Winthrop WA, USA / Est. 1976
Australasian Geomechanics Society
Institute for Australasian Geodynamics
Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society - European Section
International Geophysical Committee / Est. 1959
Southeast Asia Regional Network of Geosciences
Special World Geophysical Centre, Tartu / Est. 1965
Union internationale de géosciences
Special Committee for the International Geophysical Year / Est. 1953
Coopération géophysique internationale / Brussels, Belgium
IAVCEI Commission on Volcano Geophysics / Est. 1986
Inter-Association Commission on Geochemistry
International Commission for the Earth Sciences in Africa / Addis Ababa, Ethiopia / Est. 1990
IUGS Commission on Geoscience Education and Training
Permanent Coordinating Secretariat of the International Societies Interested in Geotechnical Activities / Est. 1973
Latin American Network of Earth Sciences / Est. 1994
Asian Geophysical Information Centre / Bangkok, Thailand
IUGS Commission on Geoscience for Environmental Management / Est. 2004
International Working Group on Urban Geology / Est. 1991
Inter-Union Commission on Geodynamics / Est. 1969

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