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Chapter 15 Biosphere

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  • Q1
    Consists of all life on Earth and all parts of the Earth in which life exists, including land, water, and the atmosphere.
    biosphere
    30s
  • Q2
    The collection of living things that live in the biosphere
    biota
    30s
  • Q3
    All the water at and near the surface of the earth, 97% of which is in oceans
    hydrosphere
    30s
  • Q4
    A mixture of gases that surrounds a planet or moon.
    atmosphere
    30s
  • Q5
    the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle
    geosphere
    30s
  • Q6
    The average weather conditions in an area over a long period of time
    climate
    30s
  • Q7
    Climate within a small area that differs significantly from the climate of the surrounding area
    microclimate
    30s
  • Q8
    Dense covering formed by the leafy tops of tall rain forest trees
    canopy
    30s
  • Q9
    A biome where grasses are the main plant life
    grassland
    30s
  • Q10
    A dry region that on average receives less than 25 centimeters of precipitation per year.
    desert
    30s
  • Q11
    term used to refer to a tree that sheds its leaves during a particular season each year
    deciduous
    30s
  • Q12
    term used to refer to trees that produce seed-bearing cones and have thin leaves shaped like needles
    coniferous
    30s
  • Q13
    Biome in which the winters are cold but summers are mild enough to allow the ground to thaw
    taiga
    30s
  • Q14
    An extremely cold, dry biome climate region characterized by short, cool summers and bitterly cold winters.
    tundra
    30s
  • Q15
    A scrubland biome of dense, spiny evergreen shrubs found at midlatitudes along coasts where cold ocean currents circulate offshore; characterized by mild, rainy winters and long, hot, dry summers.
    chaparral
    30s

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