AP Environmental Science: Earth

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

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