- 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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Altitude (of the Sun)
The angle of the Sun above the horizon.
The dry, gently sloping zone on the backshore of a beach at the foot of the coastal cliffs or dunes.
Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.
The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal inflow of air into the area. Because convergence at lower levels is associated with an upward movement of air, areas of convergent winds are regions favorable to cloud formation and precipitation.
The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.
Dark, thin streaks that appear across the bright solar disk.
A group of interrelated food chains.
The remains or traces of organisms preserved from the geologic past.
Marine west coast climate
A climate found on windward coasts from latitudes 40–65 degrees and dominated by maritime air masses. Winters are mild and summers are cool
The changes in mineral composition and texture of a rock subjected to high temperature and pressure within Earth.
A cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust.
The distance at which an object would have a parallax angle of 1 second of arc (3.26 lightyears).
Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.
The process by which pieces of bedrock are lifted out of place by a glacier.
A system of streams running in all directions away from a central elevated structure, such as a volcano.
A drainage pattern characterized by numerous right-angle bends that develops on jointed or fractured bedrock.
The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.
The rapid slide of a mass of rock downslope along planes of weakness.
Seafloor sediments derived from terrestrial weathering and erosion.
A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.