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WGeo Chapter 2

natural features of the earth's surface landforms
lowest dry land point on Earth Dead Sea
small, irregularly shaped, planetlike objects asteroids
highest point on Earth Mount Everest
includes bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, and rivers hydrosphere
The two basic types of weathering are ___ and chemical physical
Surrounding the inner core of the Earth is a(n) __ outer core. liquid
The zone of earthquake activity around the Pacific Ocean is called the Righ of Fire
The huge supercontinent that many scientists believe once existed is called Pangaea
When folded land cannot be bent any further. faulting
the innermost part of the earth core
sudden, violent movement along a fault line earthquake
huge part of Earth's crust that floats on the upper mantle plate
large body of ice that moves across Earth's surface glacier
landform created from colliding continental plates mountain
Earth's thinnest layer crust
parts that form the core inner & outer core
layer between the crust and the outer core mantle
Earth's innermost layer inner core
Earth's layer between the outer core and the crust mantle
layer that forms the earth's surface crust
civilizations thrive in places where people have a constant supply of water
force that causes rocks to break down into smaller pieces physical weathering
large, moving bodies of ice glaciers
the changing of a liquid into a gas evaporation
the sun and planets around it solar system
slabs of rocks whose movement can create physical features tectonic plates
thick layer of rock under the earth's crust mantle
underground rock layer that is rich in water aquifer
body composed of icy dust particles and frozen gases comet
all of the bodies of water on the earth hydrosphere
rock and other debris left behind by a glacier moraine
Earth's bodies of water hydrosphere
freshwater beneath the earth's surface groundwater
the movement of water through different forms water cycle
changing of liquid water into vapor evaporation
process of turning ocean water into freshwater desalination
part of the water cycle that precedes precipitation condensation
drives the water cycle sun
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