Geosphere & Hydrosphere Vocab TEST REVIEW
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earth's outer layer, made of solid rock
the Earth layer below the crust, made of melted rock
the center of Earth, made of solid metals
the earth layer below the mantle, made of liquid
the process of wearing away rocks by natural processes
the process of moving sediment by wind, moving water, or ice
the process in which materials eroded by water, wind, or ice are dropped in a new place
the continuous process in which one type of rock changes into another type.
rock that formed from cooled magma or lava
rock that formed when another kind of rock was squeezed and heated deep inside Earth's crust
rock that formed when sediments were pressed and cemented together.
the process in which water continously moves from Earth's surface into the atmosphere and back again
the process of a liquid changing into a gas
the process of a gas changing into a liquid
the process by which water evaporates from a plant's leaves
Water (liquid or frozen) that falls from the air to Earth
a measurement of the amount of water vapor in the air
Water that sinks beneath Earth's surface when it rains or snows.
water that does not become absorbed by the earth but flows across the surface of the land into a body of water.
what the lower atmosphere is like at any given place and time
the pattern of weather an area experiences over a long period of time
the blanket of air surrounding Earth
the layer of the atmosphere where weather occurs; closest layer to Earth's surface
formed as a result of extreme heat and pressure
forms from cooled magma or lava
forms from sediments being compacted and cemented together.
pieces of rock formed by weathering and erosion
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