the waves that travel through Earth's interior during an earthquake.
the pieces of lithosphere that are divided and glide across the underlying asthenosphere.
the removal and transport of surface material.
a vibration of the Earth's crust caused by slippage along a fault.
visible light that is radiated by the sun.
the life-sustaining gas that constitutes 21% of the Earth's atmosphere.
a molecule made of three oxygen atoms.
transfer of heat through air or water currents.
gases in our atmosphere that trap and radiate heat.
an atom or molecule with a net electric charge due to the loss or gain of one or more electrons.
flow of heat from a warmer object to a colder object.
the cycle of processes by which water circulates, driven by the sun.
the interconnected system of Earth's oceans.
A river or stream flowing into a larger river or lake.
the change of state from a liquid to a gas.
The force that attracts a body toward the center of the earth, or toward any other physical body having mass.
wind-driven water currents, resulting from global wind patterns.
a measure of the amount of dissolved salts in a given amount of liquid.
water vapor forms water droplets on dust particles.
area of the Earth's surface from which water percolates down into an aquifer.
both matter and energy are exchanged between a system and the surrounding environment.
Energy enters and leaves the system, but matter does not.