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tectonics

A branch of geology concerned with the structure of the crust of a planet (as earth) or moon and especially with the formation of folds and faults in it


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Temperature profilers

Remote sensing devices that receives electromagnetic or acoustic waves transmitted through, emitted by, or reflected from the atmosphere in order to produce a vertical profile (a graph showing the variation of a meteorological event with height) of one or more atmospheric _quantities such as temperature. Wind profilers are radars that are used to measure vertical profiles of the wind; also called wind profiler radar.

terrestrial

Belonging to the class of planets that are like the earth (as in density and silicate composition)


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