How do seas shape the Earth's surface?
Seawater, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping coastlines.
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This animation demonstrates the most important relief features, surface waters and their relevant symbols.
Water on Earth is in a continuous state of change. The water cycle includes processes such as evaporation, precipitation, melting and freezing.
The rise and drop of sea levels caused by the gravitational force of the Moon.
Wind, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping deserts.
Wind, as an external force, plays an important role in shaping coastal areas and steppes.
Dry land on the surface of Earth is divided into continents which are separated by oceans.
Karst formations include dolines and dripstones.
The Great ocean conveyor is a planet-wide system of ocean currents, which has a great influence on the Earth´s climate.
Rivers play an important role in shaping the Earth's surface: they cause erosion as well as carrying and depositing sediment.
The boundaries of tectonic plates can be seen on the seafloor.
Remarkable civil engineering works to continue the Netherland's centuries-long fight against the sea.
Tidal power stations utilise the daily fluctuation of the water level for producing electricity.
The animation presents the largest mountains, plains, rivers, lakes and deserts of the Earth.
Waves play an extremely important role in many areas of our lives.
Tsunami waves are very high waves of immense destructive power.
Waterfalls form where a river flows over a steep precipice in its course.
A glacier is a large body of ice that forms from snow, and is in constant, slow motion.
This animation demonstrates the most important seas and bays.
Groundwater and aquifers are types of underground waters.