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Solutions for Chapter 16.6: Quantitative Traits
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
The conditions experienced in an area as an air mass passes over it. Because air masses are large and fairly homogenous, airmass weather will be fairly constant and may last for several days.
A poorly drained area on a floodplain that results when natural levees are present.
See Pressure tendency.
An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.
A chemical bond produced by the sharing of electrons.
That part of the continental crust that has attained stability; that is, it has not been affected by significant tectonic activity during the Phanerozoic eon. It consists of the shield and stable platform.
A galaxy that is round or elliptical in outline. It contains little gas and dust, no disk or spiral arms, and few hot, bright stars.
The capacity to do work.
The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.
The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.
A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.
A galaxy that lacks symmetry.
See Volcanic island arc.
Layers of sediments are generally deposited in a horizontal or nearly horizontal position.
See Jovian planet.
Isolated hill of sand that exhibits a complex form and develops where wind directions are variable.
The boundary between the stratosphere and the mesosphere.
A well-tested and widely accepted view that explains certain observable facts.