- 2.1: Which California mountain was made byvolcanic eruptions?A. Lassen P...
- 2.2: What landforms are low and flat?A. volcanoesB. mountainsC. plainsD....
- 2.3: What produces a U-shaped valley?A. upliftB. glacial erosionC. glaci...
- 2.4: The map below outlines major landform regionsof California.What maj...
- 2.5: The photo below shows a fragment of the mineralrhodochrosite. The s...
- 2.6: Which type of rock is crystallized from meltedrock?A. sedimentaryB....
- 2.7: What is the name of the solid, metallic portionof Earths interior?A...
- 2.8: What are the two types of crust?A. metallic and rockyB. rock and mi...
- 2.9: Earths magnetic field is produced by convectionin which of Earths l...
- 2.10: Classify these layers of Earth as solid or liquid:inner core, outer...
- 2.11: Justify mining for ore minerals. Mining produceslarge amounts of po...
- 2.12: Predict what the texture of an igneous rockwould be like if the fol...
- 2.13: Describe the characteristics of the asthenospherethat allow the pla...
- 2.14: Sketch a graph that shows, in general, how temperaturechanges with ...
- 2.15: Explain the physical property displayed by thecrystal shown below.
- 2.16: Write three paragraphs that describe the mainlayers of Earth from c...
- 2.17: Identify a type of map that accurately displayslandforms.
- 2.18: Name the kind of map you would use to showrock structures that are ...
- 2.19: What is the loss of speed as a P-wave travels ata velocity of 6.3 k...
- 2.20: If an S-wave has a velocity of 2.9 km/s inEarths core, what is the ...
- 2.21: If an S-wave has a velocity of 3.7 km/s inEarths crust, what is the...
- 2.22: If an S-wave has a velocity of 2.5 km/s inEarths core, what is the ...
- 2.23: If an S-wave has a velocity of 2.5 km/s inEarths core, what is the ...
Solutions for Chapter 2: Earths Structure
Full solutions for Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition
An instrument used to determine wind speed.
Arctic (A) air mass
A bitterly cold air mass that forms over the frozen Arctic Ocean.
Two stars revolving around a common center of mass under their mutual gravitational attraction.
The bright lines produced by an incandescent gas under low pressure.
Chemical sedimentary rock
Sedimentary rock consisting of material that was precipitated from water by either inorganic or organic means.
Clouds of vertical development
A cloud that has its base in the low-height range but extends upward into the middle or high altitudes.
A type of solid state flow that produces a change in the size and shape of a rock body without fracturing. Occurs at depths where temperatures and confining pressures are high.
Rock deformation in which the rock will return to nearly its original size and shape when the stress is removed.
Complex pattern of climate conditions associated with mountains. Highland climates are characterized by large differences that occur over short distances.
A soil lacking horizons.
The area where land and sea meet and overlap; the zone between high and low tides.
A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.
The changes in mineral composition and texture of a rock subjected to high temperature and pressure within Earth.
An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.
Metamorphic rocks that do not exhibit foliation.
A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.
The process by which pieces of bedrock are lifted out of place by a glacier.
Frozen or semifrozen rain formed when raindrops freeze as they pass through a layer of cold air.
The Japanese word for a seismic sea wave.
Wave of oscillation
A water wave in which the wave form advances as the water particles move in circular orbits.