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1 What is Earth Science? Chapter 1.1 & 1.2

2 Earth Science The name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand the Earth. –Geology – the study of the solid Earth Physical - Examines the materials & processes that make up the Earth Historical - establish a timeline of the changes that have occurred in the past

3 Earth Sciences –Oceanography – the study of all aspects of the ocean –Meteorology – the study of the atmosphere and the processes that produce weather and climate –Astronomy – the study of the universe

4 Physical vs. Living Environment Physical Environment Physical Environment Hydrosphere – water portion Hydrosphere – water portion Atmosphere – gaseous envelope Atmosphere – gaseous envelope Geosphere – solid Earth Geosphere – solid Earth Living Environment Living Environment Biosphere – all life forms on Earth (interacts with physical environment) Biosphere – all life forms on Earth (interacts with physical environment)

5 The Hydrosphere Oceans 97% saltwater Oceans 97% saltwater Ice Ice Water Vapor 3% freshwater Water Vapor 3% freshwater Lakes & Rivers Lakes & Rivers Groundwater Groundwater

6 protects us, keeps Earth the right temperature, and has the gases needed for life to thrive. protects us, keeps Earth the right temperature, and has the gases needed for life to thrive. The Atmosphere

7 The Geosphere The Crust, Mantle and Core

8 The Biosphere  Living things depend on the physical environment to sustain life  Organisms help maintain and alter the physical environment

9 Forces affecting Earth’s Surface Constructive Constructive –Build up the surface by raising the land and depositing new material –Examples: Mountain building, Volcanism Destructive Destructive –Wear away high points work to flatten the surface –Examples: Weathering, Erosion

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