Essays and Research Papers on Earth & Physical Sciences

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There is little doubt that green house gases need to be reduced. This 15 page paper summarizes an article that assesses the potential of different dairy herd management systems to reduce the direct and indirect green house gas emissions. The reseach also looked at the impact on profit levels. The paper summarises the findings of ...

A 5 page discussion of the factors that cause tsunamis. Recent theory attributes the majority of these natural disasters to the submarine slumps that occur as a result of seismic activity. Bibliography lists 5 sources.


  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper which examines species of mangroves and the contribution of mangroves to the environment. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

San Andreas Fault

  • 10 page paper

A 10 page paper which researches information on the San Andreas Fault. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Marine Pollution

  • 14 page paper

This 14 page paper discusses various aspects of marine pollution. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

This 6 page paper examines the petrochemical industry in Saudi Arabia looking at the level of importance of the industry, the types of oil, locations of the oil fields and the level of oil reserves and the current and future capacity of the industry in Saudi Arabia. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Earth and Mars

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page comparison of these two planets. This paper describes the physical origin of the planet and characteristics such as atmosphere, gravity, and temperature. The author comments on the possibility of life as it presents on Mars. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses the C.R.E.S.T. early warning system for tsunamis and earthquakes. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 4 page paper argues that the Australian lifestyle cannot continue to exist if the world population soars to 9 billion. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Geology Questions

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper answers some basic questions about geology and the earth's weather systems. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Astronomy Questions

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper answers some basic questions about astronomical matters. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper is a tutorial that may help a student create a science fair project. This one provides specific information on soil comparisons. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Spring and Fall

  • 3 page paper

A 3 page paper which compares and contrasts the seasons of Spring and Fall. No sources cited.


  • 20 page paper

A 20 page overview of meteorology. This paper discusses the importance of the earth’s rotation, tectonic plate movement, and volcanic action in creating the atmospheric and oceanic currents that determine weather. Severe weather events like hurricanes and tsunamis are explored. Bibliography lists 21 sources.

A 3 page comparison of these two mountain belts. Plate tectonics and the geological process of orogony are detailed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

3 pages in length. Mankind twitters at the thought of life outside the limitations of planet Earth; the telescope has helped to define - at least to some degree - what makes up the universe that humans can see with their eyes, as well as gives people an indication of what might exist beyond ...

A 4 page paper. The writer suggests that the exact location and time when global warming began cannot be determined but it does appear to have begun millennia ago, even prior to the industrial revolution. Recent research from drillings in Greenland suggest a new theory for past ice ages and warming trends. Data are ...

This 4 page paper discusses a theoretical archaeological dig in Chicago in 3007, and how the archaeologists might date the artifacts they find there. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 6 page paper provides an overview of an instructional project on the concepts of air quality, ozone and volatile organic compounds. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 3 page paper describes what it’s like to experience an earthquake. It also briefly discusses plate tectonics

This 3 page paper discusses the mineral fluorite and its use in making jewelry. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 3 page paper considers the importance of astronomy, and especially Galileo, to the development of Western civilization. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper provides an overview of the factors influencing climate change and weather forecasting, especially in relationship to the Earth's energy budget. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 9 page paper explores the fields of biodiversity and dendrochronology, and how they explain the physical world. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

This 11 page paper argues that the O’Shaughnessy Dam in Yosemite Valley should be dismantled and the Hetch Hetchy Valley restored to its original condition. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

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