Geography - Global Phenomena - Natural Processes which Generate Global
Phenomena - Natural processes
Natural processes have an existence on earth which predates human
influence. Natural resources form as a result of natural processes.
Rainforest flora and fauna exist in particular locations because of the
processes of nature. The actions, which create the appropriate environment
for rainforests, are heated land and atmosphere due to solar radiation and
abundant precipitation caused by proximity to warm oceans and the available
heat from the sun. Other processes which operate within a rainforest are
the cycling of water and nutrients, evapo-transpiration, erosion, the
actions of running water and the transfer of energy by the wind.
The earth is shaped and stocked with resources by these natural processes.
 Mountains are built and worn away by the shifting continents, volcanoes
and earthquakes. Rivers are provided with and deprived of water, material
is transported by wind and water to create new land shapes. Seeds and
animals reproduce living environments and plants add oxygen to the
atmosphere. The minerals of the earth have been formed by the pressure and
heat provided by tectonic activity.  The atmosphere and the oceans cycle
heat from the Equator with cold from the Polar Regions. The power of the
oceans wears away or constructs the coastline.
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