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Earth Science 1-20

TermDefinition
renewable resources resources that nature can produce again and again in a short period of time- LUMBER
nonrenewable resources resources that nature cannot replace quickly enough to meet people's needs -FOSSIL FUELS
fossil fuels fuels formed in the ground from the remains of dead plants and animals - GAS, OIL, PETROLEUM
inexhaustible resources resources never used up as the are being used - SUNLIGHT, WIND, WAVES
constructive forces natural force that helps build up parts of the earth
destructive forces natural force that tears apart parts of the earth -TORNADO, EARTHQUAKE
deposition depositing sediment in a new location -A CONSTRUCTIVE FORCE
erosion movement of weathered material by water, wind, or ice
rotation the spinning of a planet, moon, or star on its axis
climate the average temperature and rainfall of an area over many years
greenhouse effect the rising temperate the Earth experiences because certain gases in the atmosphere are trapped
El NiƱo a short term climate change that occurs every two to ten years caused by a rise in the temperature of surface water in the Pacific Ocean
microclimate climate of a very small area
global warming hypothesized rise in Earth's average temperature from excess carbon dioxide
lunar cycle new moon, quarter moon, full moon, quarter moon
water cycle change of water from one state to another as it moves between Earth's surface and atmosphere
evaporation process by which a liquid changes into a gas
condensation process by which gas changes into a liquid
precipitation any form of water that falls from clouds; RAIN or SNOW
planet order Mercury, Venus , Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus , Neptune MVEMJSUN