of the Earth System
Earth in the Solar System
is a mixture of nitrogen, oxygen, and trace gases that include water vapor.
The atmosphere has different properties at different elevations.
Oceans have a major
effect on climate, because water in the oceans holds a large amount of
The earth is the
third planet from the sun in a system that includes the moon, the sun,
eight other planets and their moons, and smaller objects, such as asteroids
and comets. The sun, an average star, is the central and largest body in
the solar system.
Concepts and Processes