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Solutions for Chapter 18: Diversity and Variation
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
Active continental margin
Usually narrow and consisting of highly deformed sediments. They occur where oceanic lithosphere is being subducted beneath the margin of a continent.
A fan-shaped deposit of sediment formed when a stream’s slope is abruptly reduced.
The transport of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach caused by the uprush of water from obliquely breaking waves.
A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.
The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.
The movement of a tidal current away from the shore.
The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.
A gaseous nebula that derives its visible light from the fluorescence of ultraviolet light from a star in or near the nebula.
A crack in rock along which there is a distinct separation.
The large circular surface current pattern found in each ocean.
Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.
A curved lake produced when a stream cuts off a meander.
The distance at which an object would have a parallax angle of 1 second of arc (3.26 lightyears).
A device consisting of two thermometers (wet bulb and dry bulb) that is rapidly whirled and, with the use of tables, yields the relative humidity and dew point.
Metamorphism associated with large-scale mountain-building processes.
The rate at which solar radiation is received outside Earth’s atmosphere on a surface perpendicular to the Sun’s rays when Earth is at an average distance from the Sun.
The cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust from which the bodies of our solar system formed.
In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.
A crustal block bounded by faults, whose geologic history is distinct from the histories of adjoining crustal blocks.
Transform fault boundary
A boundary in which two plates slide past one another without creating or destroying lithosphere.