×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide

Solutions for Chapter 6: Earthquakes

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078794407 | Authors:

Full solutions for Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780078794407

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078794407 | Authors:

Solutions for Chapter 6: Earthquakes

Solutions for Chapter 6
4 5 0 308 Reviews
20
5
Textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California
Edition: 1
Author:
ISBN: 9780078794407

Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078794407. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 24 problems in chapter 6: Earthquakes have been answered, more than 1997 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 6: Earthquakes includes 24 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California, edition: 1.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aquifer

    Rock or soil through which groundwater moves easily.

  • Basalt

    A fine-grained igneous rock of mafic composition.

  • Benthos

    The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.

  • Calving

    Wastage of a glacier that occurs when large pieces of ice break off into water.

  • Convergence

    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.

  • Electromagnetic spectrum

    The distribution of electromagnetic radiation by wavelength.

  • Erosion

    The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.

  • Frontal wedging

    Lifting of air resulting when cool air acts as a barrier over which warmer, lighter air will rise.

  • Glacial trough

    A mountain valley that has been widened, deepened, and straightened by a glacier.

  • Groin

    A short wall built at a right angle to the shore to trap moving sand.

  • Ground moraine

    An undulating layer of till deposited as the ice front retreats.

  • Inclination of the axis

    The tilt of Earth’s axis from the perpendicular to the plane of Earth’s orbit.

  • Kettle holes

    Depressions created when blocks of ice became lodged in glacial deposits and subsequently melted.

  • Laminar flow

    The movement of water particles in straight-line paths that are parallel to the channel. The water particles move downstream without mixing.

  • Period

    A basic unit of the geologic calendar that is a subdivision of an era. Periods may be divided into smaller units called epochs.

  • Proton

    A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Seismology

    The study of earthquakes and seismic waves.

  • Shield

    A large, relatively flat expanse of ancient metamorphic rock within the stable continental interior.

  • Spiral galaxy

    A flattened, rotating galaxy with pinwheel-like arms of interstellar material and young stars winding out from its nucleus.

  • Thermocline

    A layer of water in which there is a rapid change in temperature in the vertical dimension.

×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
×
Reset your password