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biosphere

biosphere  

The whole of the region of the earth's surface, the sea, and the air that is inhabited by living organisms.
climate system

climate system  

The five interacting environmental systems (atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere) that are responsible for the climate and its variations.
environmental system

environmental system  

A system that is based on the natural environment and includes biotic and abiotic components which interact. The major environmental systems are the atmosphere (air), biosphere (living organisms), ...
glaciation

glaciation  

1 The process by which supercooled water droplets change into ice crystals in the top of a cumulonimbus cloud as it reaches the calvus stage. The cloud may subsequently develop capillatus features or ...
Land Surface Processes

Land Surface Processes  

The study of rates of land surface change has always been a central focus of geomorphologic research (Goudie, 1995). Geomorphologists, who study the nature and history of landform development and ...
Snow Cover

Snow Cover  

Snow cover is the most spatially extensive and seasonally variable component of the global cryosphere. On average, snow covers 46 million square kilometers, or half, of the Northern Hemisphere land ...

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