AP Environmental Science: Earth

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

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