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Solutions for Chapter 24: Ecosystem Structure and Function
Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition
Unconsolidated sediment deposited by a stream.
The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of water 1° C.
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.
See Absorption spectrum.
General term for the processes of folding, faulting, shearing, compression, or extension of rocks as the result of various natural forces.
Very small galaxies, usually elliptical and lacking spiral arms.
The distribution of electromagnetic radiation by wavelength.
Small earthquakes that often precede a major earthquake.
See H-R diagram.
Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.
Igneous rock that formed below Earth’s surface.
The boundary between the mesosphere and the thermosphere.
A loosely formed group of stars of similar origin.
Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.
A relatively flat, gently sloping plain consisting of materials deposited by meltwater streams in front of the margin of an ice sheet.
The process by which the portion of a wave in shallow water slows, causing the wave to bend and tend to align itself with the underwater contours.
A collective term for breakers; also, the wave activity in the area between the shoreline and the outer limit of breakers.
The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.
A seaward-facing cliff along a steep shoreline formed by wave erosion at its base and mass wasting
The dominant west-to-east motion of the atmosphere that characterizes the regions on the poleward side of the subtropical highs.