- Chapter 1: Mapping Earths Surface
- Chapter 10: Oceans
- Chapter 11: Weather and Climate
- Chapter 12: Ecological Roles
- Chapter 13: Energy and Matter in Ecosystems
- Chapter 14: Resources
- Chapter 2: Earths Structure
- Chapter 3: Thermal Energy and Heat
- Chapter 4: Plate Tectonics
- Chapter 5: Plate Boundaries and California
- Chapter 6: Earthquakes
- Chapter 7: Volcanoes
- Chapter 8: Weathering and Erosion
- Chapter 9: Earths Atmosphere
Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California 1st Edition - Solutions by Chapter
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A wide gap in the ring system of Saturn between the A ring and the B ring.
A pipelike opening through which magma moves toward Earth’s surface. It terminates at a surface opening called a vent.
A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.
Natural steam used for power generation.
A dense, dark nebula thought to be the birthplace of stars.
Nearly spherical ice pellets having concentric layers and formed by the successive freezing of layers of water.
Condensation nuclei having a high affinity for water, such as salt particles.
Longitudinal (seif dunes)
Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.
The source of the Sun’s energy.
Mountains acting as barriers to the flow of air, forcing the air to ascend. The air cools adiabatically, and clouds and precipitation may result.
The portion of a shadow from which only part of the light source is blocked by an opaque body.
A fault in which the material above the fault plane moves up in relation to the material below.
See Cinder cone.
The line that marks the contact between land and sea. It migrates up and down as the tide rises and falls.
A depression produced in a region where soluble rock has been removed by groundwater.
Low pressure located at about the latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic circles. In the Northern Hemisphere the low takes the form of individual oceanic cells; in the Southern Hemisphere there is a deep and continuous trough of low pressure.
Tropical rain forest
A luxuriant broadleaf evergreen forest; also, the name given the climate associated with this vegetation.
Turbidity current deposit characterized by graded bedding.
The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today
A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.