[Geowanking] Planetary 'Geo'matics - is it a right term?
ijturton at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 08:56:45 PDT 2009
On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 11:46 AM, David G. Smith PE
PLS<dsmith at synergist-tech.com> wrote:
> Seems "geo" got broadened out beyond our earth to planetary study long ago -
> after all, scientists have been using the same approaches used in
> earth-based geology, geophysics, geodesy, geography and other 'geo' fields
> of study to extraterrestrial objects (wherever appropriate), such as moons,
> rocky planets, and so on for several decades now. Rather than invent new
> terminology, they stuck with the existing.
Can't have been that long ago as my degree is in Geophysics and
Planetary Physics (well OK that was a while back) but there is also
the UCLA center of the same name http://www.igpp.ucla.edu/
So my view would be there is no consensus.
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