The Dynamic Earth
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All rocks and soils and loose rock that make up the earth's surface
Made of Light elements, earth's thinnest layer
layer beneath the crust made of medium density rock
Densest layer located at the central most part of the earth.
cool rigid layer divided into tectonic plates
Below lithosphere, solid layer of mantle made of rocks that flow very slowly
Division of the outermost layers of the earth that move and are divided into continental plates
removal and transport of surface materials by rain, ice, wind and water.
mixture of air that surrounds the earth
Air closest to earth where all weather occurs
Layer of air above troposphere, Ozone layer is found here and temperatures rise as you go higher
Molecule made of 3 oxygen atoms that protects earth from ultraviolet radiation
Transfer of energy (heat) across space and through the atmosphere.
Flow of heat between 2 objects that are in direct contact with each other
Transfer of heat by air currents. Hot air rises, cold air sinks
process where gasses trap heat near the earth's surface
movement of water into air, onto land and back to water sources.
water heated by the sun rises into the atmosphere as water vapor
snow, sleet, rain or hail
The salt concentration of ocean watere
3% of earth water that is not ocean, most is locked up in glaciers and icecaps
Narrow layer of earth's in which life can exist