Friday, 17 February 2012

I want to be a Geologist, don"t you?

Geologists study the Earth and the Earth's history. It is a fascinating profession that can combine chemistry, physics and biology to put together the story of how the Earth came to be the way it is . They also study the composition of the Earth and its physical characteristics.

Some of the responsibilities of qualified Geologists

  • Communicate geological findings by writing research papers, participating in conferences, and/or teaching geological science at universities.
  • Measure characteristics of the Earth, such as gravity and magnetic fields, using equipment such as seismographs, gravimeters, torsion balances, and magnetometers.
  • Develops multidimensional cross-sections and isopach and contour maps to interpret subsurface conditions for a variety of site evaluations.
  • Advise construction firms and government agencies on dam and road construction, foundation design, and land use and resource management.
  • Test industrial diamonds and abrasives, soil, or rocks in order to determine their geological characteristics, using optical, x-ray, heat, acid, and precision instruments.
  • Identify deposits of construction materials, and assess the materials' characteristics and suitability for use as concrete aggregates, road fill, or in other applications.
  • Analyze and interpret geological, geochemical, and geophysical information from sources such as survey data, well logs, boreholes, and aerial photos.
  • Plan and conduct geological, geochemical, and geophysical field studies and surveys; sample collection; and drilling and testing programs used to collect data for research and/or application.
  • Investigate the composition, structure, and history of the Earth's crust through the collection, examination, measurement, and classification of soils, minerals, rocks, and fossil remains.
  • Locate and estimate probable natural gas, oil, and mineral ore deposits and underground water resources, using aerial photographs, charts, and research and survey results.
  • Assess ground and surface water movement in order to provide advice regarding issues such as waste management, route and site selection, and the restoration of contaminated sites.
  • Conduct geological and geophysical studies to provide information for use in regional development, site selection, and the development of public works projects.

Where can i work?

    Most work in private industries, like in the field of petroleum, where they study data gathered from holes bored deep inside the earth and sonic data to try and determine the  where petroleum deposits might be found.

    They can also be in fields gathering data and finally analyzing that data for their final recommendations on a given matter

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