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Interested in the structure of the Earth? The principles behind the Earth’s magnetism? What about how gravitational pull creates tides?

Geophysics is the physics of the Earth and it’s environment. It combines Geology, Physics and Mathematics. Geophysical techniques and theory are applied to fulfil societal needs such as lessening natural hazards, locating mineral resources and protecting the environment. Within this discipline you can choose to specialise in applied, atmospheric or marine geophysics.