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Interact
To act on each other
Permafrost
A permanently layer beneath the surface of the earth
Insulators
A material that does not allow heat of electricity to travel through it easily.
Mid-Atlantic ridge
An underwater mountain range
Geothermal springs
Spring water heated from inside the earth
Wetlands
Are of land that has much moisture
River delta
A triangular shape of mud at the mouth of a river
Lagoon
A shallow channel or park near or connecting to a large body of water
Swamps
Wet spongy land often covered with water
Bogs
An area of wet spongy land
Marsh
An area of wet spongy land covered with vegetation
Sea level
The high of the surface of the sea in between high and low tide
Monsoon
A very strong wind that blows across the Indian ocean and southern Asia
Cyclone
A huge storm with very strong destructive winds that blow around a quiet center
Hurricane
A huge storm with very strong destructive winds that blow around a quiet center
Typhoon
Same as a hurricane or cyclone but occurs in the China sea
Tornado
A destructive column of rotating air
Blizzard
A long heavy snowstorm with high winds and cold temperatures
Ic storm
A storm producing large amounts of ice from freezing rain
Drought
A very long period of dry weather
Landslide
A sudden slide of earth or rocks down the side of a hill or mountain
Avalanche
A large amount of snow travelling down a mountain at high speed
Sandstorm
A very windy storm, usually in the desert, that contains large amounts of sand
Tsunami
A great sea wave produced by an earthquake, volcanic eruption or landslide
Toxic
Poisonous
Hot spot
A spot on the Earth's crust that allows magma to rise up and form a volcano, like Hawaii
Sulphur
A yellow chemical element used in gunpowder or fertilizer
Nitrogen
An element that is found in 78 percent of the atmosphere as a gas
Water vapor
A gas produced when water evaporates
Neutralize
To stop something from working
Ozone layer
The layer of atmosphere in the stratosphere containing ozone
Acid rain
Rain containing large amounts of sulpher and other elements that make it acidic
Smog
A mixture of fog and smoke that hangs in the air over cities
CFC
Chlorflourocarbons. They damage the ozone layer
Point source
A single thing you can point to that causes pollution like a smokestack
Scrubber
A device used to clean pollution from a point source
Non-point
Pollution that comes from many locations like all the cars in the world
Emmision control system
A device place in a car engine to reduce the pollution coming out of it
Coastal zone
The regions that exist where the land meats the ocean
Chemical soup
A mixture of many chemicals in a solution
Fertilizer
A substance used to put nutrients into soil
Herbicide
A poison that kills vegetation
Pesticide
A poison that kills insects
Groundwater
All the water beneath the surface of the Earth