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Solutions for Chapter 25.2: Aquatic Systems

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780078664274 | Authors: McGraw-hill education

Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition

ISBN: 9780078664274

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780078664274 | Authors: McGraw-hill education

Solutions for Chapter 25.2: Aquatic Systems

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078664274. Chapter 25.2: Aquatic Systems includes 4 full step-by-step solutions. Since 4 problems in chapter 25.2: Aquatic Systems have been answered, more than 9726 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach, edition: 9.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Absolute magnitude

    The apparent brightness of a star if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years). Used to compare the true brightness of stars.

  • Andean-type plate margin

    Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.

  • Angle of repose

    The steepest angle at which loose material remains stationary without sliding downslope.

  • Deep-sea fan

    A cone-shaped deposit at the base of the continental slope. The sediment is transported to the fan by turbidity currents that follow submarine canyons.

  • Diffused light

    Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.

  • Drainage basin

    The land area that contributes water to a stream.

  • Esker

    Sinuous ridge composed largely of sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing in a tunnel beneath a glacier near its terminus.

  • Hanging valley

    A tributary valley that enters a glacial trough at a considerable height above its floor.

  • Intrusion

    See Pluton.

  • Longshore current

    A nearshore current that flows parallel to the shore.

  • Magmatic differentiation

    The process of generating more than one rock type from a single magma.

  • Negative feedback mechanism

    A feedback mechanism that tends to maintain a system as it is—that is, maintain the status quo.

  • Octet rule

    Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.

  • Open system

    One in which both matter and energy flow into and out of the system. Most natural systems are of this type.

  • Ozone

    A molecule of oxygen containing three oxygen atoms.

  • Photic zone

    The upper part of the ocean into which any sunlight penetrates.

  • Regional metamorphism

    Metamorphism associated with large-scale mountain-building processes.

  • Sea breeze

    A local wind blowing from the sea during the afternoon in coastal areas.

  • Syncline

    A linear downfold in sedimentary strata; the opposite of anticline.

  • Terrace

    A flat, benchlike structure produced by a stream, which was left elevated as the stream cut downward.

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