Earth System Interactions

Earth System Interactions

Helping students build their understanding of Earth's spheres and how they are connected is difficult.  Review the graphics below to help identify the parts of the Earth System and the processes that connect them at the local, regional, and global scales.

The Earth System interacts with the Atmosphere in the following ways:

Links between other Spheres and the Atmosphere

The Earth System interacts with the Biosphere in the following ways: 

Links between other Spheres and the Biosphere

The Earth System interacts with Cryosphere in the following ways: 

Cryosphere links

 


The Earth System interacts with the Geosphere in the following ways: 

geosphere

The Earth System interacts with the Hydrosphere in the following ways: 

hydrosphere