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Professional Paper 1386–A

Cryosphere Note 1 - Figure 1

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Figure 1-1.–The Earth System. Its two primary components are the geosphere (the collective name for the lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere) and the biosphere; climatic processes, the hydrologic cycle, and the multiple biogeochemical cycles are interactive in the Earth System; the Sun is the primary source of energy. Graphic design by James A. Tomberlin, USGS.

Figure 1–1. The Earth System. Its two primary components are the geosphere (the collective name for the lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and atmosphere) and the biosphere; climatic processes, the hydrologic cycle, and the multiple biogeochemical cycles are interactive in the Earth System; the Sun is the primary source of energy. Graphic design by James A. Tomberlin, USGS.



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