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Place Vocab

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Natural Environment Environmental geography is a section of geography studies that describes the spatial aspects of interactions between humans and the natural world.
Climate the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Atmosphere The gaseous mass or envelope surrounding a celestial body, especially the one surrounding the earth, and retained by the celestial body's gravitational field.
Natural Vegetation the grouping of plants which has developed in an area without human interference.
Culture the study of the impact of human culture on the landscape
Landform any natural feature of the earth's surface, such as valleys and mountains
Language the system of communication used by a particular community or country.
Infrastructure the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities
Elevation the action or fact of elevating or being elevated.
Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Weather the state of the atmosphere at a place and time as regards heat, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.
Biomes a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat
Glacier a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
Groundwater water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
Soil the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles.
hydrosphere all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.
Lithosphere the rigid outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
Biosphere the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth occupied by living organisms.
Created by: Elbert7