AP Environmental Science: Earth

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Movement of air due to changes in air pressure
Outermost layer where the atmosphere begins to blend into space
31 to 50 miles above the surface, is the coldest layer
Wind is deflected by Earth spinning on its axis
Where two plates move apart
543 million years ago to today
tiny particles and droplets of liquids
Where two plates move toward each other
2.5 billion years ago to 543 million years ago
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Layer that is closest to the Earth’s surface
Where tectonic plates slide past each other
radius - 3,480 km, liquid iron, reason for the magnetic field
4.6 billion years ago to 3.8 billion years ago
3.8 billion years ago to 2.5 billion years ago
Located 15 miles above the surface, is very thin
outermost layer of Earth
Fourth and last layer absorbs highly energetic solar radiation
layer that makes up nearly 70% of Earth’s interior, composed of oxygen, silicon, and magnesium

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