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49 terms
AP Environmental Science Earth Systems
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Above core. Molten rock
Molten Rock
Located in the outer part of mantle, made of semi-molten, fle…
Core
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Mantle
Above core. Molten rock
134 terms
AP Environmental Science (The Earth)
Unit of time (Largest to smallest)
Procaryotes
Eucaryotes
When did Earth form?
Eon -> Eras -> Periods -> Epochs -> Stages
Organisms whose cells lack a membrane-bound nucleus. Ex: Bact…
Organisms whose cells contain a nucleus and other structures…
4.6 billion years ago
Unit of time (Largest to smallest)
Eon -> Eras -> Periods -> Epochs -> Stages
Procaryotes
Organisms whose cells lack a membrane-bound nucleus. Ex: Bact…
134 terms
AP Environmental Science (The Earth)
Unit of time (Largest to smallest)
Procaryotes
Eucaryotes
When did Earth form?
Eon -> Eras -> Periods -> Epochs -> Stages
Organisms whose cells lack a membrane-bound nucleus. Ex: Bact…
Organisms whose cells contain a nucleus and other structures…
4.6 billion years ago
Unit of time (Largest to smallest)
Eon -> Eras -> Periods -> Epochs -> Stages
Procaryotes
Organisms whose cells lack a membrane-bound nucleus. Ex: Bact…
79 terms
AP Environmental Science - Earth Systems
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
30 terms
AP Environmental-Earth Science
two causes of seasons
low pressure= what type of weather
high pressure= what type of weather
differences in air pressure causes...
revolution around sun and tilt
warm and wet
cool and dry
wind
two causes of seasons
revolution around sun and tilt
low pressure= what type of weather
warm and wet
45 terms
AP Environmental Science-The Earth
Precambrian Era
Paleozoic Era
Mesozoic Era
Cenozoic Era
Between Earth's start and 570 million years ago and contained…
Between 225 and 570 million years ago; saw the expansion of r…
Between 225 and 65 million years ago; the age of dinosaurs, t…
Roughly 2 million years ago; the first humans; saw an increas…
Precambrian Era
Between Earth's start and 570 million years ago and contained…
Paleozoic Era
Between 225 and 570 million years ago; saw the expansion of r…
17 terms
AP Environmental Science- The Earth
Mesozoic Era
Paleozoic Era
Cenozoic Era
Soil and Water Conservation Act
Continents drifted apart... Warm climate played impt role for ev…
Earth broke apart into small continents and formed Pangea... Fir…
Most recent of geological eras... Continents moved into current…
Evaluates condition of U.S. soil and water
Mesozoic Era
Continents drifted apart... Warm climate played impt role for ev…
Paleozoic Era
Earth broke apart into small continents and formed Pangea... Fir…
20 terms
AP Environmental Science The Solid Earth
Subduction
Core
Mantle
Asthenosphere
Heavy ocean plate melts at mantle
Innermost zone of earth, solid inner, molten nickel and iron…
Surrounds core, solid rock
Mantle, slowly flowing rock
Subduction
Heavy ocean plate melts at mantle
Core
Innermost zone of earth, solid inner, molten nickel and iron…
49 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 8 (Earth Systems)
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Above core. Molten rock
Molten Rock
Located in the outer part of mantle, made of semi-molten, fle…
Core
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Mantle
Above core. Molten rock
33 terms
AP Environmental Science: Earth Systems Ch 8
Earth Systems
Earth
Theory of Plate Tectonics
divergent
-
solid core, liquid core, outer core, mantle, crust (oceanic a…
plates move because of convection currents under the surface
plates move away... sea floor spreading
Earth Systems
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Earth
solid core, liquid core, outer core, mantle, crust (oceanic a…
29 terms
AP Environmental Science: The Earth
P Waves
S Waves
Haiti
Tohoku Earthquake
Body waves that travel through the Earth; expansion or contra…
Body waves that travel along the surface; move vertically or…
Site of a 2010 earthquake that killed 200,000 people and dest…
2011 Japan earthquake of 9.0 magnitude that caused an ensuing…
P Waves
Body waves that travel through the Earth; expansion or contra…
S Waves
Body waves that travel along the surface; move vertically or…
79 terms
AP Environmental Science - Earth Systems
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
23 terms
Earth and Environmental Science terms
Igneous
Melting and Cooling
Intrusive Igneous
Extrusive Igneous
having solidified from lava or magma
the process that turns any rock into magma or to become less…
magma that solidifies while still inside of the Earth's crust…
when magma explodes or flows to the surface of the earth and…
Igneous
having solidified from lava or magma
Melting and Cooling
the process that turns any rock into magma or to become less…
11 terms
AP Environmental Earth Science Unit
Oceanic Crust
Continental Crust
Lithosphere
Asthenosphere
Material on the ocean floor, it is very dense because it is c…
Material that makes up land masses, it is buoyant and made up…
Thin outer shell of earth
Molten rock that is melted and flows when under pressure
Oceanic Crust
Material on the ocean floor, it is very dense because it is c…
Continental Crust
Material that makes up land masses, it is buoyant and made up…
33 terms
AP Environmental Science: Earth Systems
core
mantle
crust
asthenosphere
the innermost zone of the planet of nickel and iron
above the core containing magma
the outermost layer of the planet
the outer part of the mantle, composed of semi-molten rock
core
the innermost zone of the planet of nickel and iron
mantle
above the core containing magma
26 terms
Earth and Environmental Science: volcanoes
composite volcano
composite volcano
cinder cone volcano
cinder cone volcano
a tall, cone-shaped mountain in which layers of lava alternat…
A small, steeply sloped volcano that forms from moderately ex…
composite volcano
composite volcano
a tall, cone-shaped mountain in which layers of lava alternat…
70 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 8 (Earth Systems) Ash, Earths Layers
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Above core. Molten rock
Molten Rock
Located in the outer part of mantle, made of semi-molten, fle…
Core
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Mantle
Above core. Molten rock
37 terms
AP Environmental Science: The Good Earth
Hydroponics
Leaching
Weathering
Weathering agent
Refers to plants grown in nutrient solutions
Water carries soluble compounds and soil components from the…
Process of breaking rocks apart and removing minerals
The chemical and physical forces that break rock apart
Hydroponics
Refers to plants grown in nutrient solutions
Leaching
Water carries soluble compounds and soil components from the…
44 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Terms: Hydrosphere
Atmosphere
Hydrosphere
Basin
Geosphere
Layer of gases surrounding a planet
The water on the earth's surface
A natural depression in the surface of the land often with a…
The solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer…
Atmosphere
Layer of gases surrounding a planet
Hydrosphere
The water on the earth's surface
13 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Terms
fossil fuels
renewable resource
non-renewable resource
nuclear fission
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological…
an organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome u…
A resource of economic value that cannot be readily replaced…
a nuclear reaction in which a heavy nucleus splits spontaneou…
fossil fuels
a natural fuel such as coal or gas, formed in the geological…
renewable resource
an organic natural resource which can replenish to overcome u…
49 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 8 (Earth Systems)
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Above core. Molten rock
Molten Rock
Located in the outer part of mantle, made of semi-molten, fle…
Core
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Mantle
Above core. Molten rock
AP Environmental Science - Earth Systems and Resources Review
Eon Era Period Epoch Stages
Superposition
Cenozoic
Mesozoic
Order from longest to shortest: ... Era Epoch Period Stages Eon
The lower layers of rock are older than the upper ones
Era of humans
Era of dinosaurs and birds
Eon Era Period Epoch Stages
Order from longest to shortest: ... Era Epoch Period Stages Eon
Superposition
The lower layers of rock are older than the upper ones
16 terms
Earth and Environmental Science Terms: Soil
Soil
Soil profile
Soil (texture) triangle
Soil horizon
A mix of organic material, to which plant life grows
A section of the soil from the surface down to where the soil…
A chart that gives names to match different of sand, silt, an…
A soil horizon is a layer generally lined up with the soil su…
Soil
A mix of organic material, to which plant life grows
Soil profile
A section of the soil from the surface down to where the soil…
22 terms
AP Environmental Science Soil Terms
Clay
Silt
Sand
Alkalinity
smallest particles
2nd smallest
Largest
Basic Absorbs hydrogen releases hydroxide
Clay
smallest particles
Silt
2nd smallest
79 terms
AP Environmental Science - Earth Systems
salination
phytoremediation
bioremediation
anticline
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of bacteria eating of c…
an upward fold in the rock profile
salination
salt contamination of water or soils. This can occur due to e…
phytoremediation
cleaning up polluted soils by the use of plants absorption of…
46 terms
AP Environmental Science Vocab Ch 3,7,9 Earth Systems
abiotic
biotic
inquiry
environment
Any nonliving component of an environment
Living components
a process of learning that starts with asking questions and t…
sum of all of the living organisms and nonliving components (…
abiotic
Any nonliving component of an environment
biotic
Living components
43 terms
AP Earth and Environmental Science #1
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
surroundings, atmospheres
a branch of biology focused on the study of relationships of…
a set of principles or procedures according to which somethin…
a biological community of interacting organisms and their phy…
Environment
surroundings, atmospheres
Environmental Science
a branch of biology focused on the study of relationships of…
60 terms
Earth Systems Chapter 8 AP Environmental Science
*The availability of Earth's resources…
describe the layers of the earth
*The Earth is dynamic and constantly c…
what are the 3 steps of the Earth's ge…
...
1. core: dense mass made up of nickel and iron, inner= liqu…
...
tectonic cycle, rock cycle, soil formation
*The availability of Earth's resources…
...
describe the layers of the earth
1. core: dense mass made up of nickel and iron, inner= liqu…
25 terms
AP Environmental Science: Earth Systems
Atmospheric Convection Cells
Ferrell Cels
O horizon
Organic Sedimentary
Main cause for stripped pattern of biomes across the globe, a…
Atmospheric convection cells responsible for westerlies
soil horizon with the greatest amount of organic nutrients
Rocks formed by deposition of dead organisms
Atmospheric Convection Cells
Main cause for stripped pattern of biomes across the globe, a…
Ferrell Cels
Atmospheric convection cells responsible for westerlies
310 terms
AP Environmental Science |Terms Test
Environmental Science
Ecosystem
Ecosystem Services
Environmental Indicators
Field that looks at interactions among human systems and thos…
Particular location on Earth whose interacting components inc…
Process by which life supporting resources such as clean wate…
Describe the current state of an environmental system.
Environmental Science
Field that looks at interactions among human systems and thos…
Ecosystem
Particular location on Earth whose interacting components inc…
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Earth & Environmental Science Terms: Fuels
Coal
Fossil Fuels
Hydroeletric
Geothermal Energy
A black or dark brown rock that consists of plants matter, an…
A natural type of fuel, formed by remains of living organisims
The creation of power using flowing water
Thermal energy generated and stored in the Earth
Coal
A black or dark brown rock that consists of plants matter, an…
Fossil Fuels
A natural type of fuel, formed by remains of living organisims
20 terms
AP Environmental Science The Solid Earth
Subduction
Core
Mantle
Asthenosphere
Heavy ocean plate melts at mantle
Innermost zone of earth, solid inner, molten nickel and iron…
Surrounds core, solid rock
Mantle, slowly flowing rock
Subduction
Heavy ocean plate melts at mantle
Core
Innermost zone of earth, solid inner, molten nickel and iron…
32 terms
AP Environmental Earth Science QUiz
Parts of the Earth's Surface
Units of Time
Principle of Superposition
Formation of Igneous Rock
Solid Inner Core... Liquid Outer Core... Mantle... Crust
Eon... Era... Period... Epoch
Any given layer of the is probably older than the layers abov…
Volcanic magma solidifies (granite)
Parts of the Earth's Surface
Solid Inner Core... Liquid Outer Core... Mantle... Crust
Units of Time
Eon... Era... Period... Epoch
38 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 1 (Studying the State of our Earth)
Environment
Environmental Science
System
Ecosystem
Sum of all conditions that influence life
Field that looks at interactions between human systems and th…
Set of interacting components -> exchange energy/materials.
Particular location on earth that includes living/nonliving t…
Environment
Sum of all conditions that influence life
Environmental Science
Field that looks at interactions between human systems and th…
AP Environmental Science: (Chapter4) Earth's Interdependent Systems Terms
Abiotic
Acid
Air mass
A horizon
related to factors or things that are separate and independen…
any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
enormous bodies of air that move as a unit.
a soil horizon; the layer below the O horizon is called the A…
Abiotic
related to factors or things that are separate and independen…
Acid
any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
11 terms
Earth Environmental Science Terms
Surface Current
Density Current
Density
Infiltration
A horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind a…
Forms when more dense seawater sinks beneath less dense seawa…
Mass divided by volume
Flow of water from the land surface into the subsurface.
Surface Current
A horizontal movement of ocean water that is caused by wind a…
Density Current
Forms when more dense seawater sinks beneath less dense seawa…
48 terms
AP Environmental Science Terms
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
1. All living and non-living things occurring naturally on Ea…
1. An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the…
1. The biological science that studies how organisms, or livi…
1. Any contiguous living system, such as a vertebrate, insect…
Environment
1. All living and non-living things occurring naturally on Ea…
Environmental Science
1. An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the…
22 terms
AP Environmental Science Terms
Core
Mantle
Upper mantle (asthenosphere)
Lithosphere
innermost zone: composed of solid inner core (nickel+iron) an…
mostly solid rock
slowly flowing rock
thin, rigid layer of rock (outermost layer of earth); contain…
Core
innermost zone: composed of solid inner core (nickel+iron) an…
Mantle
mostly solid rock
48 terms
AP Environmental Science Terms
Environment
Environmental Science
Ecology
Organisms
1. All living and non-living things occurring naturally on Ea…
1. An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the…
1. The biological science that studies how organisms, or livi…
1. Any contiguous living system, such as a vertebrate, insect…
Environment
1. All living and non-living things occurring naturally on Ea…
Environmental Science
1. An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the…
12 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
46 terms
AP Environmental Science Terms
abiotic
acid
air mass
A horizon
related to factors or things that are separate and independen…
any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
enormous bodies of air that move as a unit
a soil horizon; the layer below the O horizon is called the A…
abiotic
related to factors or things that are separate and independen…
acid
any compound that releases hydrogen ions when dissolved in wa…
10 terms
AP Environmental Science Biomes
Temperate Deciduous Forest
Temperate Grassland
Temperate Rainforest
Tropical Rainforest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Large amoun…
-Warm all year round... -Very high amount of precipitation (300-…
Temperate Deciduous Forest
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (Seasonal Variation)... -Precipitati…
Temperate Grassland
-Cool Winters, Warm Summers (seasonal variation is more extre…
55 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter Eight: Earth Systems
core
mantle
magma
asthenosphere
in reference to Earth, the innermost layer.
the layer of Earth above the core, containing magma.
molten rock.
the layer of Earth located in the outer part of the mantle, c…
core
in reference to Earth, the innermost layer.
mantle
the layer of Earth above the core, containing magma.
246 terms
AP Environmental Science Terms
CHAPTER 1
Sustainability
Enviroment
Environmental Science
...
the capacity of the earth's natural systems and human cultura…
It is everything around us. It includes the living and the no…
An interdisciplinary study of how humans interact with the li…
CHAPTER 1
...
Sustainability
the capacity of the earth's natural systems and human cultura…
49 terms
AP Environmental Science Chapter 8 (Earth Systems)
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Above core. Molten rock
Molten Rock
Located in the outer part of mantle, made of semi-molten, fle…
Core
Innermost zone. Dense mass made up of nickle and iron. Solid…
Mantle
Above core. Molten rock
77 terms
AP Environmental Science Review - Earth Systems
Radiation
Conduction
Convection
Core
Energy that is carried by a photon, through space, from one p…
One particle collides with another and as a result, energy is…
Energy-containing particles move from one place to another be…
Earth's center; nickel and iron
Radiation
Energy that is carried by a photon, through space, from one p…
Conduction
One particle collides with another and as a result, energy is…
38 terms
AP Environmental Science - Earth Systems and Resources Review
Eon Era Period Epoch Stages
Superposition
Cenozoic
Mesozoic
Order from longest to shortest: ... Era Epoch Period Stages Eon
The lower layers of rock are older than the upper ones
Era of humans
Era of dinosaurs and birds
Eon Era Period Epoch Stages
Order from longest to shortest: ... Era Epoch Period Stages Eon
Superposition
The lower layers of rock are older than the upper ones
56 terms
AP Environmental Science- Chapter Eight: Earth Systems
Core
Mantle
Magma
Asthenosphere
in reference to Earth, the innermost layer
the layer of Earth above the core, containing magma
molten rock
the layer of Earth located in the outer part of the mantle, c…
Core
in reference to Earth, the innermost layer
Mantle
the layer of Earth above the core, containing magma
90 terms
AP Environmental Science: Earth Processes/Soil Unit
Agriculture
Bedrock
Cropland
Industrialized Agriculture
The practice of cultivating soil, producing crops and raising…
The continuous mass of solid rock that makes up earths crust.
Land that humans use to raise plants for food and fiber.
A form of agriculture that uses large scale mechanization and…
Agriculture
The practice of cultivating soil, producing crops and raising…
Bedrock
The continuous mass of solid rock that makes up earths crust.
154 terms
AP Environmental Science Terms
Conservation
Preservation
Keystone species
Indicator species
allowing the use of resources in a responsible manner
setting aside areas and protecting them from human activities
species whose role in an ecosystem are more important than ot…
species that serve as early warnings that an ecosystem is bei…
Conservation
allowing the use of resources in a responsible manner
Preservation
setting aside areas and protecting them from human activities
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