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christians believe tha earths features were altered dramatic by what?

cataclysm

every variation in landscape is called a?

landform

when many mountains appear together?

mountain range

wide areas of LEVEL land??

plains

nutrient-rich soil deposited by rivers??

alluvium

wide areas of Flat land that Rise abruptly above surrounding land

plateaus

a river and all its tributaries

river system

another term for the SOURCE of a river is its

headwaters

longest river in the united states

missisippi

amount of water that flows from a river is

discharge

total area from which a river and its tributaries get their water is the

drainage basin

sheltered body of deep water next to the shore

harbor

areas of stagnant water are collectively known as

wetlands

spongy areas of lands that look dry but are covered w wet organic materials

bogs

areas of visible standing water with small vegetation that has its roots submerged

marshes

areas in tropics that suport many trees and form a canopy over the forest floor

tropical rain forest

tropical grasslands with only a few scattered trees

savannas

areas with trees such as pines firs that grow cold harsh suppolar climate

coniferous forests


soil that remains frozen all year

permafrost

areas with trees that have broad flat leaves and requires alot of water and a growing season of 4 months

deciduous forest

period of time where Huge ice glaciers covered Canada and north parts of Europe and USA

ice age

three parts of the earth as God divided it

atmosphere


lithosphere


hydrosphere

three layers of the earth

crust


mantle


core

earth surface is divided into 2 types of continents

island


continents

determining factor between mountain or hill

height of the two

largest ocean on earth

pacific ocean

water fully enclosed by land

lakes

water parcially enclosed by land

seas

theory:earths surface is broken into peices that crash into and pull apart-causing earthquakes

techtanic plates

deep cracks in earth where two landmasses move Away from eachother

faults

breakdown of rocks by water wind plant roots and temperature changes

weathering

removal of small peices of rock or soil

erosion

one of the three ways God has provided to distribute the earths thermal energy

seasons changing

polar region


temperate zone


tropics


equator


tropics


temperate polar


region

the earth