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1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998  
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Classification Structure - Division 260000 - Earth Sciences


DisciplineSubject
      Description

260100
      Geology
260101
      Mineralogy and Crystallography
260102
      Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
260103
      Vulcanology
260104
      Sedimentology
260105
      Petroleum Geology
260106
      Ore Deposit Petrology
260107
      Structural Geology
260108
      Geotectonics
260109
      Geochronology
260110
      Biostratigraphy
260111
      Other Stratigraphy (incl. Sequence Stratigraphy)
260112
      Palaeontology
260113
      Palynology
260114
      Geomorphology
260115
      Glaciology
260199
      Geology not elsewhere classified
260200
      Geophysics
260201
      Gravity
260202
      Geomagnetism
260203
      Electromagnetism
260204
      Petrophysics
260205
      Explosion Seismology
260206
      Earthquake Seismology
260207
      .Radiometrics
260299
      Geophysics not elsewhere classified
260300
      Geochemistry
260301
      Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry
260302
      Exploration Geochemistry
260303
      Organic Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
260304
      Inorganic Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
260399
      Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
260400
      Oceanography
260401
      Biological Oceanography
260402
      Chemical Oceanography
260403
      Physical Oceanography
260499
      Oceanography not elsewhere classified
260500
      Hydrology
260501
      Groundwater Hydrology
260502
      Surfacewater Hydrology
260599
      Hydrology not elsewhere classified
260600
      Atmospheric Sciences
260601
      Meteorology
260602
      Climatology (incl. Palaeoclimatology)
260603
      Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Physics
260699
      Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified
269900
      Other Earth Sciences
269901
      Physical Geography
269999
      Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified

Definitions

Division 260000 - Earth Sciences, covers the earth sciences. This division has seven disciplines:

    260100 - Geology
    260200 - Geophysics
    260300 - Geochemistry
    260400 - Oceanography
    260500 - Hydrology
    260600 - Atmospheric Sciences
    269900 - Other Earth Sciences

    Exclusions:


      (a) Environmental and atmospheric chemistry are included in Discipline 259900 Other Chemical Sciences;

      (b) mining and mineral processing are included in Discipline 290700 Resources Engineering;

      (c) metallurgy is included in Discipline 291300 Metallurgy;

      (d) materials engineering is included in Discipline 291400 Materials Engineering; and

      (e) soil and water sciences (incl. applied hydrology) are included in Discipline 300100 Soil and Water Sciences.

Discipline 260100 - Geology

This discipline covers geology. It includes palaeontology (incl. palaeozoology and palaeobotany) and palynology (other than palynology associated with palaeoecological studies). This discipline has sixteen subjects:

    260101 - Mineralogy and Crystallography
    260102 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
    260103 - Vulcanology
    260104 - Sedimentology
    260105 - Petroleum Geology
    260106 - Ore Deposit Petrology
    260107 - Structural Geology
    260108 - Geotectonics
    260109 - Geochronology
    260110 - Biostratigraphy
    260111 - Other Stratigraphy (incl. Sequence Stratigraphy)
    260112 - Palaeontology
    260113 - Palynology
    260114 - Geomorphology
    260115 - Glaciology
    260199 - Geology not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) The chemical aspects of crystallography and solid state chemistry are included in Discipline 250200 Inorganic Chemistry;

      (b) palaeoclimatology is included in Discipline 260600 Atmospheric Sciences;

      (c) palaeoecology and palynology associated with palaeoecological studies are included in Discipline 270700 Ecology and Evolution;

      (d) palynology associated with limnological studies is also included in Discipline 270700 Ecology and Evolution;

      (e) mining and mineral processing are included in Discipline 290700 Resources Engineering;

      (f) metallurgy is included in Discipline 291300 Metallurgy; and

      (g) materials engineering is included in Discipline 291400 Materials Engineering.

Discipline 260200 - Geophysics

This discipline covers geophysics. This discipline has eight subjects:

    260201 - Gravity
    260202 - Geomagnetism
    260203 - Electromagnetism
    260204 - Petrophysics
    260205 - Explosion Seismology
    260206 - Earthquake Seismology
    260207 - Radiometrics
    260299 - Geophysics not elsewhere classified

Discipline 260300 - Geochemistry

This discipline covers geochemistry. This discipline has five subjects:

    260301 - Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry
    260302 - Exploration Geochemistry
    260303 - Organic Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
    260304 - Inorganic Geochemistry not elsewhere classified
    260399 - Geochemistry not elsewhere classified

Discipline 260400 - Oceanography

This discipline covers oceanography. This discipline has four subjects:

    260401 - Biological Oceanography
    260402 - Chemical Oceanography
    260403 - Physical Oceanography
    260499 - Oceanography not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Marine ecology is included in Discipline 270700 Ecology and Evolution.

Discipline 260500 - Hydrology

This discipline covers hydrology, other than applied hydrology. This discipline has three subjects:

    260501 - Groundwater Hydrology
    260502 - Surfacewater Hydrology
    260599 - Hydrology not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Applied hydrology is included in Discipline 300100 Soil and Water Sciences.

Discipline 260600 - Atmospheric Sciences

This discipline covers atmospheric sciences, other than atmospheric chemistry. This discipline has four subjects:

    260601 - Meteorology
    260602 - Climatology (incl. Palaeoclimatology)
    260603 - Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Physics
    260699 - Atmospheric Sciences not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      Atmospheric chemistry is included in Discipline 259900 Other Chemical Sciences.

Discipline 269900 - Other Earth Sciences

This discipline covers earth sciences not elsewhere classified. It includes physical geography. This discipline has two subjects:

    269901 - Physical Geography
    269999 - Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified

    Exclusions:


      (a) The physical aspects of limnology are included in Discipline 270700 Ecology and Evolution; and

      (b) environmental management and rehabilitation are included in Discipline 300800 Environmental Sciences.





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