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Shape, height, and arrangement of landforms in a certain place.
Topography
Process of moving sediment to another place.
Erosion
Any smaller stream or river taht flows into a larger river.
Tributary
Circulation of water from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back again
water cycle
Slow increase in Earth's average temperature.
global warming
Weather conditions in an area over a long period of time.
climate
Movement of giant streams of warm or cold ocean water
currents
Examples include soil and forests.
renewable resources
Resources that can't be replaced after they've been used.
nonrenewable resources
Energy created by the heat of Earth's interior.
geothermal energy
According to this theory, the Earth is divided into several major, slowly moving plates or pieces.
plate tectonics
Farmers build these into the slope of steep hillsides to conserve soil.
terraces
Oceans contain ____% of the Earth's water
97%
This drives the water cycle.
Sun
The world's deadliest natural hazards are ______.
Floods