Biosphere
15 definitions

Biosphere

The portion of Earth and its atmosphere that can support life.

Biosphere

The part of the Earth’s system comprising all ecosystems and living organisms in the atmosphere, on land (terrestrial biosphere), or in the oceans (marine biosphere), including derived dead organic matter such as litter, soil organic matter, and oceanic detritus.

Biosphere

Portion of the solid and liquid earth where organisms live.

Biosphere
"biosphere": the thin region surrounding the Earth that is capable of supporting life
Biosphere
"biosphere": the thin region surrounding the Earth that is capable of supporting life
Biosphere
"biosphere": That part of the earth's crust, waters and surrounding air-layer which is inhabited by living organisms.
Biosphere

The zone at and adjacent to the earth's surface where all life exists; all living organisms of the earth.

Biosphere

Part of the Earth system in which life can exist, between the outer portion of the geosphere and the inner portion of the atmosphere.

Biosphere

The living and dead organisms found near the earth's surface in parts of the lithosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere.  The part of the global carbon cycle that includes living organisms and biogenic organic matter.

Biosphere

Part of the Earth system in which life can exist. between the outer portion of the geosphere and the inner portion of the atmosphere.

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Biosphere has been defined 15 different ways in documents like FRTR Glossary, Climate Change and Human Health - Risks and Responses, Reclamation Glossary, and 7 more.

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