Environmental science is highly interdisciplinary. The life sciences, chemistry, applied mathematics, geology, oceanography, and physics are all front and center. Physics plays a broad role, contributing directly to energy production and environmental projects and indirectly through basic research, providing technological spin-offs from research programs, and helping to educate a technically literate population capable of responding to environmental issues. Basic research in atmospheric and oceanic physics provides the foundation.
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