How Do Interactions among Earth's Spheres Vary Regionally?
ES0108  Geosphere/Biosphere Interactions

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USGS
Popocatépetl Volcano near Mexico City, Mexico

NOAA
Palau Islands, western Pacific Ocean
 

The ground beneath your feet also interacts in characteristic ways with the other spheres. Life can flourish on some parts of the geosphere, but it cannot survive on other parts.

3. How does the geosphere affect the biosphere in each of these places? Describe interactions between the geosphere and the biosphere for each image.


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