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Revisit/change agriculture tag?

It seems we are more regularly getting questions that are about agricultural techniques themselves, rather than connected to earth science topics. I believe we are mostly in agreement that such ...
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Tag Editing - [humid] & [arid]

Judging by time stamps, it appears the OP for the question What is the definition for a hyper-humid area? created the arid and ...
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[measurements], [field-measurements], [in-situ-measurements] tags; do we need all three? Some definitions for the last two?

I just asked How did they know that there was a "desert tsunami" in a Death Valley cave after a 7.6 magnitude earthquake near the southwest of Mexico? and found there are three "...
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Should we have rock type tags (or remove the existing ones)?

While browsing the tags, I noticed that we have limestone, but with only 20 questions. I've looked for other rock type tags, but couldn't find tags for the most common ones, e.g., sandstone, basalt, ...
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On the usage of the reference/resource request tags

There are currently 42 questions with the reference-request tag$-$I've just added a few. (The relevance of such questions for the site was already discussed here.) Some of them ask for proper ...
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Mention gis.stackexchange.com in the gis tag description

Could the existence of http://gis.stackexchange.com be mentioned in the description of the GIS tag on this site? That might cause askers to realise it exists and it might be a better place for their ...
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Do we need both [climate] and [climatology] tags?

I noticed that we have both tags. They are not synonyms and I cannot suggest them to be. However, their descriptions sound pretty similar: climate Average weather conditions for a particular area ...
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Satellites, weather-satellites and remote-sensing, why not earth-observation-satellite for the first two and keep the third for non-satellite Q's?

To the question How can I relation aerosol particle size (2, 5 and 10 microns) with the aerosol index measurement of the Sentinel-5P (TROPOMI) data sets? I've added both satellites 50 questions The ...
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Tags Antarctica and Antarctic: request merge

Antarctic currently has more posts but Antarctica seems more correct.
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Should there be a tag about the Himalayas?

Now, I understand there is a tag about Mountains, but people use the Himalayas as an example a lot, and people ask about the Indian-Eurasian plate collision every once in a while. I'm taking the ...
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Removal of tags

Regarding the question, How do we handle tags that have more than one meaning, I have added the tags vein-geologyand ...
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How do we handle tags that have more than one meaning

A tag "vein" has been established in connection with a question dealing with a model called VEIN. A vein is of course also a common term in geology. So in this case a vein tag has two ...
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How do people feel about a PM2.5 tag and this wiki excerpt?

I have recently created pm2.5 and have it on 3 questions so far. update: 8 questions now. I have also written the following tag Wiki excerpt: PM2.5 is one size classification of airborne ...
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GPS vs GNSS tags, do we need both?

GPS technically only refers to the system established by the US, whereas GNSS is a general term including Beidou, Galileo, and GLONASS. (any others?). Two questions use gps and five questions use ...
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ground-truth tag description

I recently added a ground-truth tag because I thought that remote-sensing was too generic, and sometimes nongermane, for questions where somebody posts a Google (maps or Earth) satellite image and ...
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ES Stack Exchange's Mineral Guide [closed]

Project is closed by the system. We could move it to github, but the point I saw is there are a lot of good geologists at the site. I am sugesting to take from an own server one monthly data request ...
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Editing questions tagged 'rocks' or 'minerals' together with 'identification-request'?

I see people tagging identification questions with identification-request and rocks (example), or only with rocks. Consider the following question counts: 66 tagged tagged rocks and identification-...
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Add 'software' and 'simulation' tags

I have added the software and simulation tags to this question. They seem perfectly good tags for this site. But I also know that if a newly suggested tag is not used enough, it will disappear again. ...
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Should we clean up the tags on this site?

I am an active user on chemistry.SE and I've recently become interested in Earth Science and have started to participate over here as well. One of things I noticed whilst browsing around the site was ...
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What's the purpose or use of tag [world-building]?

As of now (2016-02-10 20:04 UTC -6), there are 4 questions tagged with world-building, but it's not clear to me what topic or category it defines, based on those (4) questions it has been used. I ...
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Are counterfactual questions on topic?

I'm personally a bit ambivalent about questions like this: Would there still be wind if Earth had no water? How would the Earth look without water in the oceans? How would plate tectonics differ if ...
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Should we have the [homework] tag?

I realize that our homework policy states that when asking a homework question, one should include the homework tag. However, it seems to me that the homework tag is a meta tag and thus should be ...
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move [nwp] tag to [numerical-weather-prediction]

Move nwp tag to numerical-weather-prediction. Initialised tags are unclear, even when the initialism is common. I can't suggest a synonym, because I don't have points in that tag.
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Rename the [geothermal-heat] tag?

The tag geothermal-heat seems a bit tautologous. I suppose the idea is 'geothermal energy for heating'. But it's not a super-popular tag (only 15 uses), and some questions (e.g. yesterday's Is there a ...
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Blacklisting the [earth] tag

There are no longer any questions on the main site tagged with earth. Discussion has taken place here and consensus is that the earth is not a useful tag. This site is titled "Earth Science" and ...
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Synonymize [ocean] and [oceanography]

I just saw that weather and meteorology were synonymized now, shouldn't we synonymized, in a similar way, tags ocean and oceanography? I don't really think there is a good reason to keep them separate....
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Are stratigraphic tags useful?

I have found myself in the last few months tagging or retagging some questions with time-based tags (namely precambrian and carboniferous). I realize now that nobody else did, and thus was wondering ...
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Would [field-technique] be a useful tag?

A comment by plannapus suggested that field-technique might be a useful tag for the question. (I had thought of "field-methods", but "field-technique" has a more technical feel.) Would field-...
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We should strive for consistent spelling forms

I just noted that the palaeobotany is using british spelling, while all the other similar tags are using american spelling (e.g. paleontology. As a community, we should strive for tags using the same ...
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Do we need [climate-change] and [global-warming]?

We currently have tags global-warming (6 questions) and climate-change (6 questions). I don't think we need both of these tags, so the question becomes which tag do we keep? I definitely feel one of ...
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Should we split the waves tag?

I noticed that we currently tag questions about waves at the ocean surface and seismic waves with the same waves tag. There are other topics about waves, which could come up here. Should we split the ...
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Should the [earthquakes] tag be synonymized to [seismology]?

Should the earthquakes tag be synonymized to seismology? Or, in other words - we know that all questions about earthquakes are also about seismology. Is it also true that all questions about ...
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Would it be beneficial to incorporate the el-nino tag and prempt a la-nina tag under an ENSO tag?

Should we combine these tags? Or is it better they remain separate?
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Tag recommendations: sea-water

There is no tag for general sea-water related questions. The only tags up until now that come remotely close are sea-level, and sea-ice
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Tags for Organizations

Should we add tags to allow for users to ask questions of specific agencies/datasets? (Sorry about the US Centric agency list) USGS - US Geological Survey US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (US)...
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Add tag for Geoinformatics

Geoinformatics is the science and the technology which develops and uses information science infrastructure to address the problems of geography, geosciences and related branches of engineering.
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A tag for Earth's rotation

What about a tag like earth-rotation (synonym rotation maybe)?. For several questions I think something like this one is missing.
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Should [atmosphere] be a synonym of [meteorology]?

Should atmosphere be a synonym of meteorology? The AMS defines meteorology as: The study of the physics, chemistry, and dynamics of the earth's atmosphere, including the related effects at the air–...
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Tag for global Earth: do not use “earth”?

Some questions* already use the tag earth. (*) edit: ignore the previous link, see the first comment by plannapus following naught101 answer below. I'm wondering if it is meaningful on Earth Science ...
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Tag Abbreviations

Should tags use abbreviations where they are common? For example I was thinking of tagging the Banded Iron Formation question "BIF" but thought that might be a bit obscure. On the other hand, banded-...
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Can the misspelled [meateorology] tag be deleted?

meaterology is obviously a misspelling and so should be deleted (unless Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs actually has a scientific basis ☺) and not made a synonym of the correct spelling.
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What should we add to tag wikis?

What is the policy on creating/adding to tag wikis? I think this is of great importance, that we get some of the fundamental tags defined, such as Geology, Geophysics, and Geochemistry.
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Subdiscipline tag convention

Do we prefer tags like this: volcanology speleology glaciology or like this: volcanoes caves glaciers ?
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