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Most common change to the Earths surface from internal forces would most likely be earthquakes and volcano eruptions. External forces could be considered meteor strikes, or possibly the effects of gravity on the oceans ( Tides ) Global warming is also melting glaciers and causing a growth in arid regions.


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How do internal forces of change effect earths surface differently from external forces of change?

Internal forces of change, like tectonic plate movement, can lead to large-scale changes on Earth's surface such as mountain formation, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. In contrast, external forces of change, such as erosion by wind and water, shape the surface through processes like weathering and sediment transport. Both internal and external forces play complementary roles in shaping and transforming Earth's surface over time.

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What are the gradual changes to the earths surface?

erosion glaciers and torndaoes

What best describes the earths surface?

all ofthe changes on earth surface occur slowly

Water from oceans and earths surface that changes to water vapor?


What can large ice sheets do to change the landscape of the earths surface?

changes the climate

How has earths surface changed since the beginning of earths time?

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