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Places vocabulary

Vocab

TermDefinition
Natural Environment Natural environment means all living and non-living things that are naturally on Earth.
Climate Climate is a measure of the average pattern of variation in temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, wind, precipitation, atmospheric particle count and other meteorological variables in a given region over long periods of time.
Atmosphere An atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding a planet or other material body of sufficient mass[3] that is held in place by the gravity of the body.
Natural Vegetation Natural vegetation is the vegetation that would have been growing in any given area in the absence of man
Culture the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively
Landforms Landforms are natural features of the landscape, natural physical features of the earth's surface, for example, valleys, plateaus, mountains, plains, hills, or glaciers.
Language pattern The evolution of one language, and its contributions from other earlier languages.
Infrastructure the set of interconnected structural elements that provide framework supporting an entire structure of development.
Elevation The rise, or height above or below a certain point.
Ecosystem An ecosystem is 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 contiguous areas with similar climatic conditions on the Earth, such as communities of plants, animals, and soil organisms
Glaciers bodies of dense ice that is constantly moving under their own gravity
Groundwater the water located beneath the earth's surface in soil pore spaces and in the fractures of rock formations.
Soil Soil is the mixture of minerals
Hydrosphere the combined mass of water found on, under, and over the surface of a planet.
Lithosphere the rigid[1] outermost shell of a rocky planet defined on the basis of the mechanical properties. On Earth, it comprises the crust and the portion of the upper mantle that behaves elastically on time scales of thousands of years or greater.
Biosphere The biosphere is the global sum of all ecosystems. It can also be termed the zone of life on Earth, a closed system (apart from solar and cosmic radiation and heat from the interior of the Earth), and largely self-regulating
Gross Domestic Product the market value of all officially recognized final goods and services produced within a country in a year, or other given period of time.
Life Expectancy Life expectancy is the expected (in the statistical sense) number of years of life remaining at a given age
Total Population the total number of living humans on Earth.
History the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans
Landscapes comprises the visible features of an area of land, including landforms such as mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation,of land use, buildings and structures.
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