logging in or signing up Lithosphere Katidalton Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 1488 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: May 07, 2012 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Topography: TopographyPowerPoint Presentation: T opography is the shape of the land. An area ’ s topography may be flat,sloping, hilly, or mountainous. The topography of an area is determined by the area ’ s elevation, relief, and landforms. The height above sea level of a point on Earth ’ s surface is its elevation. The difference in elevation between the highest and lowest parts of an area is its relief.PowerPoint Presentation: A landform is a feature of topography formed by the processes that shape Earth ’ s surface. All landforms have elevation and relief. A large area of land where the topography is similar is called a landform region. The topography of the United States includes many different landform regions.PowerPoint Presentation: There are three main types of landforms: plains, mountains, and plateaus. A plain is a landform made up of flat or gently rolling land with low relief. A plain that lies along a seacoast is called a coastal plain. Coastal plains have both low elevation and low relief. A plain that lies away from the coast is called an interior plain. Although interior plains have low relief, their elevation can varyPowerPoint Presentation: A mountain is a landform with high elevation and high relief. Mountains usually occur in a group called a mountain range. A mountain range is a group of mountains that are closely related in shape, structure,or age.PowerPoint Presentation: A landform that has high elevation and a more or less level surface is called a plateau. A plateau is rarely perfectly smooth on top. Streams and rivers may cut into the plateau ’ s surface.The Four Spheres: The Four Spheres Scientists divide Earth into four spheres: the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Earth ’ s solid, rocky outer layer is called the lithosphere.The Four Spheres: The Four Spheres The outermost sphere is the atmosphere, the mixture of gases that surrounds the planet. Earth ’ s oceans, lakes, rivers, and ice form the hydrosphere. Most of the hydrosphere consists of the salt water in the oceans.The Four Spheres: The Four Spheres All living things — whether in the air, in the oceans, or on and beneath land — make up the biosphere. The biosphere extends into each of the other spheres.The Four Spheres: The Four Spheres The lithosphere is made up of the continents as well as smaller landmasses called islands. The lithosphere even extends under the entire ocean floor.The Lithosphere: The Lithosphere Earth is made up of three layers. The core is the center of the Earth. A thick layer called the mantle surrounds the core. The crust is the thin, outer layer. The crust is made up of hard material called rock . Geology is the study of Earth. Scientists who study Earth are called geologists. You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.