• Question: Whats your favorite thing about earth science

    Asked by Ryan to Clay on 25 Apr 2016.
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      Clay Robinson answered on 25 Apr 2016:

      Systems and exploring.
      The soil is the factor that integrates all terrestrial (land) ecosystems, and it also has a substantial effect on aquatic (fresh water) and marine (sea water) ecosystems, as well. It is the place where physics, chemistry, biology, geology, ecology, and meteorology meet.
      So, I like walking across a landscape, observing the soil and plants and animals that live there, then going to another place, doing the same thing, and trying to understand why the differences I observe happen.