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Ch. 3 Vocab_Linginfelter
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The solid part of the Earth that consists of all rock, as well as soils and loose rocks on the Earth's surface.
Composed almost entirely of light elements.
The layer beneath the crust (makes up 64% of the mass of the Earth.
Compose of the densest elements (has a radius of approximately 3,400 km.
The Earth's outer layer.
The layer beneath the lithosphere.
The rigid, outermost layer of the Earth.
The removal and transport of surface material.
A devise used to measure waves.
A mixture of gases surrounding the Earth.
The atmospheric layer nearest to the Earth's surface.
Above the troposphere.
The atmospheric layer farthest from Earth's surface.
A molecule make up of three oxygen atoms.
The transfer of energy across space and in the atmosphere
The flow of heat from a warmer object to a colder object when the objects are placed in direct physical contact.
The transfer of heat by air currents.
A pull toward the Earth's surface from the atmosphere.
The continuous movement of water into the air, onto land, and then back to water sources.
The process by which liquid water is heated by the sun and then rises into the atmosphere as water vapor.
Water vapor forms water droplet on dust particles.
Large droplets fall from clouds as rain during this process.
The concentration of all the dissolved salts the ocean contains.
A layer about 300 to 700 m deep where the temperature falls rapidly with depth.
3% of the water on Earth.
The surface of the land were water enters an aquifer.
The narrow layer around the Earth's surface in which life can exist.
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