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Solutions for Chapter 9.9: Impact of Viruses
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
The weight of water vapor in a given volume of air (usually expressed in GRAMS/M3).
A fan-shaped deposit of sediment formed when a stream’s slope is abruptly reduced.
A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.
Cosmological red shift
Changes in the spectra of galaxies that indicate they are moving away from the Milky Way as the result of the expansion of space.
An isotope resulting from radioactive decay.
The solid innermost layer of Earth, about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) in radius.
Localized convective lifting
Unequal surface heating that causes localized pockets of air (thermals) to rise because of their buoyancy.
Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.
Rocks formed by the alteration of preexisting rock deep within Earth (but still in the solid state) by heat, pressure, and/or chemically active fluids.
Mixed tidal pattern
A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with a large inequality in high water heights, low water heights, or both. Coastal locations that experience such a tidal pattern may also show alternating periods of diurnal and semidiurnal tidal patterns. Also called mixed semidiurnal.
The upper part of the ocean into which any sunlight penetrates.
The process whereby light bounces back from an object at the same angle at which it encounters a surface and with the same intensity.
The ratio of the air’s watervapor content to its water-vapor capacity.
Any one of numerous minerals that have the oxygen and silicon tetrahedron as their basic structure.
Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.
In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.
An accumulation of rock debris at the base of a cliff.
The alternating horizontal movement of water associated with the rise and fall of the tide.
The electrons involved in the bonding process; the electrons occupying the highest-principal energy level of an atom.
The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.