Lithosphere

All about the Earth's lithosphere

The Lithosphere

What is the Lithosphere?

the Lithosphere is a layer in Earth. It goes from the Oceanic or Continental crust, and into the lithosphere, a solid rock layer above the asthenosphere. The Lithosphere makes up the plates. These plates are moved by the plastic-like asthenosphere, creating mountains and valleys, and over time, continents. The only life in the Lithosphere are microbes that feed off of the minerals in igneous rocks.

How does the Lithosphere react with other spheres?

The Lithosphere interacts with the biosphere, creating soil. Dead plants and animals mix with rock to create dark brown topsoil, and more dense subsoil. The Lithosphere interacts with the atmosphere to create lower temperatures on hills and mountains, and higher temperatures in valleys and canyons.