Flashcards in Chapter 1 Deck (24):
What are giant sheets of ice called?
What is a piece of land surrounded by water on 3 sides?
What is the earths crust which is made up of huge slabs of rock called?
What does life on earth depend on to live?
Light and heat from the sun
The area that surrounds the earth's crust is called ?
What happens when earths plates have movement?
1. High mountain ranges form
2. Continents move apart
3. Volcanoes erupt
When it is winter in the northern hemisphere it is what in the Southern Hemisphere
What wears away the surface of landforms by causing erosion?
Water, wind, ice
What does the earth's crust include?
Ocean floors and continents
Dangerous rays from the sun on earth are screened out by
Plates that form the earth' s crust float on _____ in the mantle
What is the process that breaks surface rocks into gravel, sand, soil?
What is the earth's 1,000 mile thick cushion of gases called?
What is the hemisphere south of the equator called
What is the center of the earth called
What is human's natural surrounding called
What is computer software used to map the earth
GIS GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
What are cracks in the earth's crust
What is an example of a huge region?
The western U.S.
What is the center of the solar system?
What is the path around the sun?
A full revolution of the earth is called
What is the imaginary line running through the earth's center