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What is the Biosphere?
The very thin layer of living things-plants, animals and humans- living on the crust.
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What is the Geosphere?
The rocks of the earth's crust and deeper into the earth towards the core.
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What is the Hydrosphere?
The layer of water-seas, rivers, lakes, groundwater and ice- on the earth's crust.
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What is the Atmosphere?
The layer of gasses which make up the air around us.
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What are the 4 different layers or the spheres?
Biosphere, Atmosphere, Geosphere, Hydrosphere.
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What is the difenition of weather?
Weather is the short-term day-to-day changes in things like temperature, wind, cloud cover and rainfall. It's what you get!
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What is the definition of climate?
Climate is the average of these weather conditions, measured over 30 years. It's what you expect!
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What is the definition of climatologist?
Climatologist is a scientist who is an expert in climate and climate change.
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What is the definition of quaternary?
Quaternary is the last 2.6 million years, during which there have been many glacials.
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What is the definition of interglacial?
Interglacial is a long period of warmer conditions between glacials.
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What is the definition of glacial?
Glacial is a long period of time during which the earth's glaciers expanded widely.
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What is the Lithosphere?
Lithosphere: The crust is the surface of the earth. It is a rock layer forming the upper part of the lithosphere.
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What is the natural causes of climate change?
The Earth's atmosphere is affected by changes in the lithosphere as well as by cosmic influences such as the sun's activity or variations in the earth's orbit.
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What is the 4 main greenhouse gases?
Oxygen 21%, Nitrogen 78%, Carbon dioxide 0.04%, Argon 0.9%.
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What is the definition of the atmosphere?
The atmosphere is a layer of gases above the earth's surface.
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What is the definition of the greenhouse effect?
The greenhouse effect is the way that gases in the atmosphere trap heat from the sun. The gases act like the glass in a greenhouse. They let heat in, but prevent most of it from getting out.
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What is the definition of maritime climate?
Maritime climate- a wet climate, with little extremes in temperature- Found close to the sea.
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What is the definition of continental climate?
Continental climate- a dry climate, with hot summers and cold winters- found island, far from the coast.
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What is the definition of air mass?
Air mass- a huge body of air with uniform temperature and humidity.
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