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Atmosphere

The layer of air surrounding the earth,
Lithosphere
The solid part of the planet.
Includes:
- core
-crust
-mantle
Hydrosphere
The part of the geosphere that is made up of water.
Biosphere
The zone of the planet where life is found.
Ecosystems
a unique community within the ecosphere
Open system
a system that is not seperate from its environment but transfers matter into and out of it
Closed system

a system where there is no transfer of matter into or out of a structure

Geosphere
the earth, including:
-atmosphere
-lithosphere
-hydrosphere
-biosphere
Absolute location

Geographers use latitude and longitude to pinpoint a place's absolute, or exact, location.

Relative location

Relative locations deal with the interactions that occur between and among places.

It refers to the many ways - land, water, technology - that places are connected

Topographic map

A map type showing a limited set of features but including at the minimum information about elevations or landforms.

Examples: contour maps.

Topographic maps are common for navigation and for use as reference maps.

Latitude
The angular distance between an imaginary line around a heavenly body parallel to its equator and the equator itself
Longitude
the angular distance between a point on any meridian and the prime meridian at Greenwich
Second
1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
Asthenosphere
A layer of soft but solid, mobile rock comprising the lower part of the upper mantle from about 100 to 350 kilometers beneath the Earth's surface.