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Place Vocab

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Natural Enviroment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally on earth or some region thereof.
Climate The weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.
Atmosphere The prevailing tone or mood of a place, situation, or work of art.
Natural Vegitation Vegetation that occurs spontaneously without regular management.
Culture The arts and other manifestations of humans intellectual achievement regarded collectively.
Landform A nature feature of the earth's surface.
Language Pattern A structured method of describing good design practices within a field of expertise.
Infrastructure The basic physical and organizational structures and facilities needed for the operation of society or enterprise.
Elevation the action or fact of elevating or being elevated.
Ecosystem A biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
Lithosphere The rigid outer part of the Earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle.
Hydrosphere All of the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the Earths surface, such as clouds.
Biosphere The regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the Earth occupied by living organisms.
Percipitation The action or process of precipitating a substance from a solution.
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.
Groundwater water held underground in the soil or in pores and crevices in rock.
Glaciers a slowly moving mass or river of ice formed by the accumulation and compaction of snow on mountains or near the poles.
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.
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