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Chapter 2

World Geography Chapter 2 Earth's Physical Geography study guide

Earth's Atmosphere has more nitrogen than oxygen in it. True
The sun remains overhead in areas outside the tropics. False
Movement of air are called winds True
Rain generally falls on the side of the mountain facing the Ocean. True
Earth has 5 basic climate zones. False
What is the source of all energy on Earth? The Sun
What causes the seasons to change on Earth? The Earth tilts as it revolves around the sun
How many layers make up the inside of the Earth? 3
What is the correct term for Earth's completion of one full trip around the Sun? Revolution
what term describes the increase in the average temp. of Earth's atmosphere? global warming
A process by which water, wind, or ice moves bits of rock elsewhere? erosion
A giant Ocean wave. tsunami
A small ice mass that spreads outward on a land surface. glacier
A long narrow band of volcanoes around the Pacific Ocean. Ring of Fire
A large continuous mass of land. continent
How many continents are found on Earth? 7
What causes earthquakes and volcanoes? Plate movement
What process works with weathering to change Earth's surface? Erosion
Which is the largest type of ice mass? ice sheet
what force has caused the fastest change in Earth's environment in the last 50 years? human actions
Plains are never found along coastlines. False
Continents are type of landform surrounded by water. True
Freshwater makes up the world's oceans. False
Earth's oceans are actually connected and from one global ocean. True
Acid rain can damage Earth's enviroment. True
What does elevation descibes? How far above sea level a landform of locations.
What is the name for a long, narrow, steep sided cut in the ground or on the ocean floor? A trench
What percentage of Earth's water is salt water? 97
By which process is liquid water turned into water vapor? evaporation
What is the name given to the regular movement of water? water cycle
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