Differences in how crops are distributed across the land can reveal how Earth's spheres are interacting. In places where vegetation (biosphere) is healthy and abundant, ample amounts of rain (hydrosphere) must be available. Places where vegetation is scarce can be inferred to have limited supplies of water (hydrosphere) at the surface.
1. For each location, tell how you think the crops get their water. What Earth system processes can be inferred at each location?
2. Which of the two images more closely represents how crops receive water near your home? Is the hydrosphere abundant or scarce at your location?