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unit 4 vocab 2nd period
Terms in this set (17)
Definition: everything on and around the Earth's surface and atmosphere
Example: An example of an environment is natural resources.
Definition: the interdependent relationship between humans and the environment
Example: when humans interact with the environment
Definition: a relationship of mutual dependence
Example: interdependence is like a cow and a human. the human depends on the cow for food, and the cow depends on the human for care and feed.
Definition: The gradual transformation of habitable land into desert
Example: its when land becomes a desert
Definition: The natural or human destruction of forests
Example: destruction of forests
Definition: Physical geographic events that threaten human life and property
Example: tsunamis, volcanoes eruptions, earthquake, etc.
Definition: seasonal winds that bring moist air in the summer and dry air in the winter across much of southern and eastern Asia
Example: Southern and Eastern Asia
Definition: The excavation of sand, silt and mud from the bottom of a sea or river usually to maintain navigable waterways
Example: an object that removes materials or minerals out the sea
Definition: Causes high winds and large amounts of rainfall
Example: Warm ocean water mixes with cooler air then they will both rise to create high winds like Hurricane Katrina.
Definition: Impacts precipitation levels causing periods of drought and flooding affecting all spheres
Example: el nino is a drought that happens
Definition: Causes fractures in the lithosphere
Example: San Andreas fault
Definition: Releases gases and ash into the atmosphere; released ash affects lithosphere and hydrosphere
Example: Volcanoes erupt magma and ashes.
Definition: The outermost shell of the earth
Example: tectonic plates, mountains last layer of earth
Definition: The layer of air that surrounds the earth
Example: A layer of gases that surrounds a planet and is held down by gravity.
Definition: Comprised of all the water that is on earth including lakes, rivers, oceans and underground supplies
Example: hydrosphere is like all bodies of water
Definition: Refers to the living plants and animals that inhabit the land and water on the earth, also known as ecosystems
Example: its basically all living things
The process of removing salt from seawater
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