Glossar

 

Earth sciences

Earth sciences – also termed geosciences – is the field that deals with planet Earth

Geology is a sub-section of the geosciences, along with other disciplines such as geophysics and palaeontology.

Understanding geology provides us with the basis for planning and implementing safe disposal of radioactive waste. The diversity of the geological conditions in Switzerland and the methods used to unlock key information on the underground environment are discussed on the following pages.

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