Environmental Science
Atmosphere
Thin spherical envelope of gases surrounding the earth’s surface.
Hydrosphere
Consist of the earth’s water, liquid, ice, and water vapor. Covers about 71% of the globe.
Geosphere
Consists of the earth’s intensely hot core.
Biosphere
The parts of the atomsphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere that can sustain life.
Troposphere
11 miles above sea level, contains the majority of the planets air that we breathe.
Stratosphere
11-31 miles above sea level, allows life to exist on land and water.
Ozone Layer
Contains troposphere and stratosphere.
Biomes
Terrestrial land portions of the biosphere.
Solar Energy
Direct radiant energy from the sun and a number of indirect forms of energy.
Electromagnetic Radiation
Forms of kinetic energy traveling as electromagnetic waves.
Natural Greenhouse Effect
The UV, visible, and infrared energy that reaches the atomsphere lights during the day.
Lithosphere
Solid crust and upper mantle that contains nonrenewable fossil fuels.
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