AGU Index Terms

Thesaurus for indexing AGU journal articles and meeting abstracts, covering earth science concepts

Thesaurus for indexing AGU journal articles and meeting abstracts, covering Earth and Space sciences, including in-depth coverage of physical, chemical, and biological oceanography, marine geology and geophysics, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, biogeosciences, and global change.

The index terms cover a wide range of earth science domains as can be seen from the list of Top-Level Categories:

  • Atmospheric Composition and Structure
  • Atmospheric Processes
  • Biogeosciences
  • Computational Geophysics
  • Cryosphere
  • Education
  • Electromagnetics
  • Exploration Geophysics
  • Geochemistry
  • Geochronology
  • Geodesy and Gravity
  • Geomagnetism and Paleomagnetism
  • Global Change
  • History of Geophysics
  • Hydrology
  • Interplanetary Physics
  • Ionosphere
  • Magnetospheric Physics
  • Marine Geology and Geophysics
  • Mathematical Geophysics
  • Mineralogy and Petrology
  • Mineral Physics
  • Nonlinear Geophysics
  • Oceanography: General
  • Oceanography: Physical
  • Oceanography: Biological and Chemical
  • Paleoceanography
  • Physical Properties of Rocks
  • Planetary Sciences: Astrobiology
  • Planetary Sciences: Solid Surface Planets
  • Planetary Sciences: Fluid Planets
  • Planetary Sciences: Comets and Small Bodies
  • Planetary Sciences: Solar System Objects
  • Policy Sciences
  • Public Issues
  • Radio Science
  • Seismology
  • Solar Physics, Astrophysics, and Astronomy
  • Space Plasma Physics
  • Space Weather
  • Structural Geology
  • Tectonophysics
  • Volcanology
  • Geographic Location
  • Information Related to Geologic Time
  • General or Miscellaneous
  • Corrections

Under each category is a list of terms that is used to describe areas of scientific activity within that domain.

Maturity Estimate: 
Operational