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Place

The study of place includes both the human side and the physical side. The physi

Term Definition
Natural Environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on Earth or some region thereof.
Atmosphere the envelope of gases surrounding the Earth or another planet.
Climate the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Natural Vegetation the growth of plants in a certain area that has occurred without man's intervention.
Culture the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
Land-form a natural feature of the earth's surface
Infrastructure basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise,[1] or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function
Elevation is its height above a fixed reference point, most commonly a reference geoid, a mathematical model of the Earth's sea level as an equipotential gravitational surface
Ecosystem a community of living organisms (plants, animals and microbes) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (things like air, water and mineral soil), interacting as a system.
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, e.g., forest or tundra.
Glaciers 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.
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 (or analogous parts of other planets) occupied by living organisms.
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