Science Glossaries
- Getting a handle on the vast repository of science terms -

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Glossaries on this page: Astronomy; Enviro. Sci., Climate Change, & ESS; Energy; Geology; Weather

This page comprises important definitions and terms for your class: they're all consolidated in one place. Some links below are portals to additional glossaries. If ever in doubt of a term and how it's used; it's always best to cross-reference with another dictionary/glossary--or ask your prof.

-- Astronomy Glossaries--

NASA/JPL's Basice of Spaceflight Glossary (including astronomy terms)

NASA Science Glossary

'Stargazer' Glossary - hosted by NASA/GSFC

Glossary for those using Bennett's: The Cosmic Perspective, 5/e

Extended Glossary of Solar-Terrestrial Terms from IPS Radio and Space Services


-- Environmental Science, Climate Change, and ESS Glossaries--

EPA: Terms of Environment: Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms

GCMD List of Earth Science Acronyms, Glossaries and Gazetteers
[Authoritative and expansive; a vast glossary portal]

Glossary of Climate Change Terms | Climate Change | U.S. EPA
A glossary of terms used on EPA's climate change site, as well as links to other glossaries

The Habitable Planet - Glossary (from Annenberg)

Ocean Science - Related Acronyms from Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)

USGS Water Resources: Water Glossaries
Water resources information from the US Geological Survey: Water resources glossaries

Oceanweather: Glossary

PhysGeography - Glossary


-- Energy Glossaries--

EIA - Energy Glossary

EPA | Envirofacts | RADInfo | Glossary of Radiation Term

Glossary | Clean Energy | US EPA

Top Green Home Terms | Green Homes | US EPA


-- Geology Glossaries--

Earth Observatory Glossary

USGS CMG InfoBank: Geology School Keywords

USGS Earthquake Glossary

USGS Glossary of Volcano and Related Terminology

UCMP (University of California, Museum of Paleontology) Glossary - Geol. Dictionaries


-- Weather Glossaries--

AMS (American Meteorological Society) Glossary

NOAA's (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) National Weather Service Glossary

NWS (National Weather Service) Detroit/Pontiac -- Weather Glossary

GCMD List of Earth Science Acronyms, Glossaries and Gazetteers
[Repeated from above: Authoritative and expansive; a vast glossary portal]

From Arctic Oscillation to Pineapple Express: A Weather-Maker Patterns Glossary