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The 4 Spheres of Earth
Includes all water at or near Earth’s surface
liquid and frozen surface water
Ex. rivers, lakes, oceans, glaciers, etc.
groundwater (water underground)
atmospheric water (evaporated water)
The gas and aerosol (microscopic liquid and solid particles like soot, dust, chemicals
etc.) layer that surrounds Earth extending from the ocean and land out to space.
The rocks and minerals on Earth
The molten rock in the interior of the earth
Earth’s solid outer crust
Non biotic parts of the soil
The thin layer on Earth’s surface where life can be found and supported.
Extends from the deep ocean to a few kilometers into the atmosphere
Includes biotic components (living) and abiotic components (non-living) which
help support living organisms
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