The Lithosphere Is The Solid Outer Layer Of The Earth 's Crust

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The Lithosphere is the solid outer layer of the earth’s crust. The lithosphere consists of the upper mantel. The lithosphere is split into two types which are known as the continental and oceanic.

The oceanic lithosphere mainly contains of iron and magnesium in its crust. This is known as the mafic crust. The oceanic lithosphere is denser than the continental lithosphere.

The continental lithosphere is known as the continental crust. The continental crust consists of layer of igneous, sedimentary rock that forms the continents and the continental shelves. The continental lithosphere is less dense than the oceanic lithosphere. Hydrosphere
The hydrosphere consists of all the water on the earth’s surface. The hydrosphere follows a cycle known as the hydrological cycle. The hydrological cycle shows us how water moves on to land from lakes to the sea to rain.

The hydrological cycle starts with the evaporation of the earth’s surface water. The heat causes small water partials of water to raise up as moister and as it becomes cooler it begins to condensate to form clouds. The moister is transported until it begins to precipitation (rain).


The atmosphere is the protective layering of gasses around the earth that protect us from solar rays and radiation from outer space. The atmosphere consist of five main layer of such as troposphere, stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and exosphere. The atmosphere mainly consists of. The atmosphere also protects us…

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