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sphere

a global- shaped body

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sphere? a global- shaped body
theory? a plausible general principle offered to explain
hydrosphere? the watery area of the earth, including oceans, lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water
lithosphere? uppermost layer of earth that includes the crust, continents, and ocean basins
atmosphere a thin layer of gas that surrounds the earth
biosphere the part of earth were life exists
continental shelf shelf-part of a continent that expands out underneath the ocean
create a bring into being or cause to exist
external arising outside of
core? innermost layer of earth made up of a super hot but solid inner core and super hot liquid outer core
mantle thick middle layer of earth's interior structure consisting of hot rock that is dense but flexible
continental drift? drift-theory that the continent were once joined and slowly drifted away.
plate? term scientist use to describe the activates of continental drift and magma flow, which creates many of earths physical features
magma? molten rock that located below earths surface
seduction? process by which oceanic plate dive beneath continental plate's, often causing mountains to form on land
accretion? slow process in which an oceanic plate slides under a continent plate, creating debris that can cause continents to grow
spreading? process by which magma wells up to between oceanic's plates and push them apart
fold? a bend in layers rock, sometimes caused by plates movement
fault? a crack or break in earths crust
faulting? process by cracking that occurs when folding land cant be bent any further
weathering? chemical or physical processes that break down rock into smaller pieces
erosion the movement of weathered rock and material by wind, glaciers, and moving water.
glacier? a large body of ice that moves across surface of earth
moraine piles of rock debris left by melting glaciers
crust outer layer of earth, a hard rocky shell forming earths surface
constant unchanging
enormous gigantic; exceedingly large
water cycle regular movement of earths water from ocean to air to ground and back to ocean
evaporation? the process of converting liquid into vapor or gas
condensation? the process of excess water vapor changing into liquid water when warm are cool
precipitation? moisture that falls to earth as rain, sleet, snow, or hail
desalination? removal of salt from sea water to make it usable to drinking and farming
ground water ? water located underground within earth that supplies well and springs
aquifer underground water- bearing layers of porous rock, sand or gravel
Created by: itss_branna