How Are Earth's Spheres Interacting?
ES0103  Analyzing Interactions

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James McVey, NOAA John McColgan, BLM
A. Tropical Island, Palau Islands B.Forest fire, Montana, U.S.A.
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C. Oil wells burning, Kuwait and the Persian Gulf D. Suez Canal, Egypt
EPOD/USRA Earth Observatory, NASA GSFC
E. Wind farm, Norfolk County, England F. Mount Etna, a volcano on the island of Sicily, Italy

4. In each image, look for evidence of materials and energy moving among the spheres.

  • List the major features in the image and tell which sphere each one represents.


  • Describe sphere interactions you can infer from the scene.


  • Whenever possible, follow the results of an interaction through all four spheres.

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