Final Vocabulary ES 1
Terms in this set (25)
The spinning of Earth on its axis
The movement of an object around another object
The transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
The direct transfer of heat from one substance to another substance that it is touching.
The transfer of heat by the movement of a fluid
0 degrees latitude
0 degrees longitude
A rigid layer made up of the uppermost part of the mantle and the crust.
Destruction of forests
partially decayed plant matter found in bogs
water that is safe to drink
Flow of water from the land surface into the subsurface.
An underground formation that contains groundwater
an infiltration of salt water in an area where groundwater pressure has been reduced from extensive drilling of wells
water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground
a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.
A chemical intended to kill insects and other organisms that damage crops.
a substance that provides nutrients to help crops grow better
pertaining to a city (or town) and its government
Disposal of waste products
The center of mass of two or more bodies orbiting around each other
A form of energy that can travel through space.
the process or result of joining two or more things together to form a single entity.
The splitting of an atomic nucleus to release energy.
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