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MR V U3 EARTH SYSTEM

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ATMOSPHERE THE RELATIVELY THIN LAYER OF GASES THAT FORM EARTHS OUTERMOST LAYER
GEOSPHERE THE DENSEST PART OF EARTH THAT INCLUDES THE CRUST, MANTLE, AND CORE
HYDROSPHERE THE PORTION OF EARTH THAT CONSIST OF WATER IN ANY OF ITS FORMS, INCLUDING OCEANS, GLACIERS, RIVERS, LAKES , GROUNDWATER AND WTER VAPOR .
CRYOSPHERE THE PORTION OF HYDROSPHERE THAT IS FROZEN ,INCLIUDING ALL THE ICE AND SNOW ON LAND, PLUS SEA AND LAKE ICE
BIOSPHERE THE PARTS OF EARTH THAT CONTAIN LIVING ORGANISMS
ENERGY THE ABILITY TO DO WORK OR CAUSE CHANGE
TOPOGRAPHY THE SHAPE OF LAND DETERMINED BY ELEVATION, RELIEF, AND LAND FORMS
LANDFORM A FEATURE ON THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH, SUCH AS COASTLINE, DUNE, OR MOUNTAIN
MOUNTAIN A LANDFORM WITH HIGH ELEVATION AND HIGH RELIEF
COASTLINE A LAND THAT FORMS THE BOUNDRY BETWEEN THE LAND AND THE OCEAN OR A LAKE
DUNE A HILL OF SAND PILED UP BY WIND
RIVER A NATURAL STREAM OF WATER THAT FLOWS INTO ANOTHER BODY OF WATER, SUCH AS AN OCEAN, LAKE, OR ANOTHER RIVER
DELTA A LANDFORM OF SEDIMENT THAT IS DEPOSITED WHERE A RIVER FLOWS INTO AN OCEAN OR LAKE
SURVEYING A PROCESS IN WHICH MAPMAKERS DETERMINE DISTANCES AND ELEVATIONS USING INSTRUMENTS AND THE PRINCIPLES OF GEOMETRY.
WATER CYCLE THE CONTINUAL MOVEMENT OF WATER AMONG EARTHS ATMOSPHERE , OCEANS, AND LAND SURFACE THROUGH EVAPORATION, CONDENSATION, AND PRECIPITATION
EVAPORATION THE PROCESS IN WHICH MOLECULES AT THE SURFACE OF A LIQUID ABSORB ENOUGH ENERGY TO CHANGE TO A GAS.
TRANSPIRATION THE PROCESS BY WHICH WATER IS LOST THROUGH A PLANT'S LEAVES
CONDENSATION THE CHANGE IN STATE FROM A GAS TO A LIQUID.
PRECIPITATION ANY FORM OF WATER THAT FALLS FROM CLOUDS AND REACHES EARTHS SURFACE AS RAIN, SNOW, SLEET, OR HAIL.
WATERSHED THE LAND AREA THAT SUPPLIES WATER TO A RIVER SYSTEM
AQUIFER AN UNDERGROUND LAYER OF ROCK OR SEDIMENT THAT HOLDS WATER.
WELL A HOLE SUNK INTO THE GROUND TO REACH A SUPPLY OF WATER.
SEISMIC WAVE VIBRATIONS THAT TRAVEL THROUGH EARTH CARRYING THE ENERGY RELEASED DURING AN EARTHQUAKE
CRUST THE LAYER OF ROCK THAT FORMS EARTH'S OUTER SURFACE.
MANTLE THE LAYER OF HOT, SOLID MATERIAL BETWEEN EARTH'S CRUST AND CORE.
OUTER CORE A LAYER OF MOLTEN IRON AND NICKLE THAT SURROUNDS THE INNER CORE OF EARTH.
INNER CORE A DENSE SPHERE OF SOLID IRON AND NICKLE AT THE CENTER OF EARTH,
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