Geography U2 - More on Physical Geography

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  1. biosphere
    the regions of the Earth where living organisms exist
  2. weather
    atmospheric conditions such as temperature and precipitation
  3. mantle
    a sleeveless garment like a cloak but shorter
  4. elevation
    distance of something above a reference point
  5. ecosystem
    organisms interacting with their physical environment
  6. equinox
    when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator
  7. hydrosphere
    the watery layer of the earth's surface
  8. lithosphere
    the part of the Earth consisting of the crust and mantle
  9. magma
    molten rock in the earth's crust
  10. tsunami
    a cataclysm resulting from a destructive sea wave
  11. hurricane
    a severe tropical cyclone usually with heavy rains and winds
  12. tectonic
    pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust
  13. orbit
    the path of a celestial body in its revolution about another
  14. season
    one of the natural periods into which the year is divided by the equinoxes and solstices or atmospheric conditions
  15. steppe
    an extensive plain without trees
  16. solstice
    when the sun is at its greatest distance from the equator
  17. volcano
    a fissure in the earth's crust through which gases erupt
  18. tide
    the periodic rise and fall of the sea level
Created on September 2, 2019

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