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Solutions for Chapter 4.9: Chemoautotrophs and the Environment
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
The inner portion of the shore, lying landward of the high-tide shoreline. It is usually dry, being affected by waves only during storms.
Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.
The area of active erosion on the outside of a meander.
A fault in which the movement is parallel to the dip of the fault.
An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.
The large circular surface current pattern found in each ocean.
A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.
A coherent unit of Earth’s rigid outer layer that includes the crust and upper unit.
Magnetic time scale
A scale that shows the ages of magnetic reversals and is based on the polarity of lava flows of various ages.
Maritime (m) air mass
An air mass that originates over the ocean. These air masses are relatively humid.
A naturally occurring, inorganic crystalline material with a unique chemical composition.
Seasonal reversal of wind direction associated with large continents, especially Asia. In winter, the wind blows from land to sea; in summer, from sea to land.
A magnetic field that is the same as that which exists at present.
The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.
The amount of pressure change occurring over a given distance.
The procedure of calculating the absolute ages of rocks and minerals that contain radioactive isotopes.
A ridge of sand that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.
The electrons involved in the bonding process; the electrons occupying the highest-principal energy level of an atom.
A front along which a warm air mass overrides a retreating mass of cooler air.