Geoscience is a lot more useful than you think. While most common, everyday people think that the various sciences have very little to do with them, the truth is that geoscience and its sub-sciences have a lot to do with us, and these sciences impact us in a multitude of ways.

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But let’s not put the cart before the horse, and by that we mean that we should define geoscience. Essentially, geoscience is the study of the earth and its various materials. An example of how geoscience benefits us is the naturally-formed wells that many small towns rely on for their water supply. These wells don’t just appear; they have been underground for long periods of time, and it was with the various tools available to geoscientists that led to the detection of these wells, and then the careful drilling and digging required to access them and tap into them.

Modern geoscience relies heavily on the mostly-proven theory that at the outer section of the Earth there are special interlocking plates, known as tectonic plates. These plates are interlocked, but can shift and move in relation to one another. A popular theory involving these plates is that the Earth was once comprised of just one or two continents, not the several continents that we have today. Thanks to geoscience, special images have been taken over a continual period of time to prove that these plates are shaped and angled as such that they once fit together perfectly, before slowly drifting apart. Scientists can also track and predict future shifts of these plates, thanks to the advanced imaging that’s available.

Geoscientists rely on tools such as electrodes and special devices that are able to take and read tomography imaging as well as resistivity imaging. The images from these tools make it possible for scientists to study the structure’s beneath the Earth’s surface, as well as draw precise maps that show exactly where these structures are at and how to access them. Additionally, geoscientists can also use tools found only at AGIUSA.com that can help them find certain types of rocks, sources of water and oil, underground caverns and volcanoes, and many other natural formations.