geo-, ge- +

(Greek: earth, land, soil; world; Gaia (Greek), Gaea (Latin), "earth goddess")

perigee
1. The point nearest the earth's center in the orbit of the moon or a satellite.
2. The point in any orbit nearest to the body being orbited.
phytogeographer
A specialist in the biogeography of plants (effects of geographical features on animal and plant life).
phytogeographist
Someone who writes descriptions about the geographical distribution of plants.
phytogeography
A written description of the geographical distribution of plants.
soil geography
The branch of physical geography dealing with the geographical distribution of various soil types.
spherical coordinates, spherical polar coordinates, geographical coordinates
1. A system of curvilinear coordinates (co-ordinate system composed of intersecting surfaces) in which the position of a point in space is designated by its distance from the origin or pole, called the radius vector, the angle φ between the radius vector and a vertically directed polar axis, called the cone angle or co-latitude, and the angle θ between the plane of φ and a fixed meridian plane through the polar axis, called the polar angle or longitude.
2. A set of coordinates used for locating a point in space, representing its distance from an origin and two angles describing its orientation relative to perpendicular axes extending from that origin.
3. A system of coordinates for locating a point in space by the length of its radius vector and the angles this vector makes with two perpendicular polar planes.
stratigraphical section (s) (noun), stratigraphical sections (pl)
A reference to a local geological column, or any sequence of rock units or formations , that are found at or under the surface in a particular region.
structural geology
The scientific discipline that is concerned with rock deformation on both a large and a small scale.

Its scope of study is vast, ranging from submicroscopic lattice defects in crystals to fault structures and fold systems of the earth’s crust.

Methods of structural geology

Small-scale structural features may be studied using the same general techniques that are employed in petrology, in which sections of rock mounted on glass slides are ground very thin and are then examined with polarizing microscopes.

On a larger scale, the techniques of field geology are used which include plotting the orientation of such structural features as faults, joints, cleavage, and small folds.

In most cases, the objective is to interpret the structure beneath the surface by using information available at the surface.

Where mountains, continents, ocean basins, and other large-scale features are involved, the methods employed are chiefly those of geophysics and include the use of seismological, magnetic, and gravitational techniques.

—Compiled from "structural geology", Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
thanatogeography
The study of the distributions of dead organisms.
thermogeographical, thermogeographic
A reference to the study of the geographical variations and distributions of temperatures.
thermogeography
The study of the geographical distributions and variations of heat.
vegetational plant geography (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
A field of study which maps the growing regions of seedling organisms and analyzes them in terms of ecology, environmental, or ecological conditions: Mr. Younge, the professor of geography, was telling Kevin and the rest of his students about vegetational plant geography and how it differs in various areas of the world.
xerogeophyte
A plant that enters a resting state during periods of drought.
zoogeographer (s) (noun), zoogeographers (pl)
A person who studies and records the geographical distribution of animals and animal communities.
A zoogeographer is writing in his book about zoogeography.
A zoogeographer is entering descriptions in his book about zoogeography.

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zoogeographic (adjective), more zoogeographic, most zoogeographic
Describing the relationship between geography and animal life; especially, the effect of geographical barriers; such as, deserts, mountain ranges, or oceans and the type of animal life found in these various areas.

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Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "land, ground, fields, soil, dirt, mud, clay, earth (world)": agra-; agrest-; agri-; agro-; argill-; choro-; chthon-; epeiro-; glob-; lut-; myso-; pedo-; pel-; rhyp-; soil-; sord-; terr-.