How Do Interactions among Earth's Spheres Vary Regionally?
ES0108  Hydrosphere/Geosphere Interactions
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Capitol Reef National Park, Utah. The park has an arid climate: its average rainfall is just over 7 inches per year.

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Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. The park receives an average of over 600 inches of snow per year.

In both locations pictured here, the hydrosphere is the main agent responsible for eroding or breaking down the geosphere (rocks). Differences in the amount of precipitation each area receives and the state of the water (liquid or solid) where it contacts rocks result in different kinds of erosion and landforms.

6. Describe differences in interactions between the hydrosphere and the geosphere illustrated by these images.


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