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Solutions for Chapter 10: Oceans

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 10: Oceans

Solutions for Chapter 10
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Textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California
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ISBN: 9780078794407

Chapter 10: Oceans includes 23 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 23 problems in chapter 10: Oceans have been answered, more than 1997 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California, edition: 1. Focus on Physical Science: Grade 8, California was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078794407.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Conditional instability

    Moist air with a lapse rate between the dry and wet adiabatic rates.

  • Cutoff

    A short channel segment created when a river erodes through the narrow neck of land between meanders.

  • Daughter product

    An isotope resulting from radioactive decay.

  • End moraine

    A ridge of till marking a former position of the front of a glacier.

  • Eruption column

    Buoyant plumes of hot, ashladen gases that can extend thousands of meters into the atmosphere.

  • Fault

    A break in a rock mass along which movement has occurred.

  • Glaze

    A coating of ice on objects formed when supercooled rain freezes on contact.

  • Metamorphic rock

    Rocks formed by the alteration of preexisting rock deep within Earth (but still in the solid state) by heat, pressure, and/or chemically active fluids.

  • Parsec

    The distance at which an object would have a parallax angle of 1 second of arc (3.26 lightyears).

  • Regolith

    The layer of rock and mineral fragments that nearly everywhere covers Earth’s surface.

  • Revolution

    The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.

  • Snowline

    Lower limit of perennial snow.

  • Soil

    A combination of mineral and organic matter, water, and air; that portion of the regolith that supports plant growth.

  • Stellar parallax

    A measure of stellar distance.

  • Stress

    The force per unit area acting on any surface within a solid.

  • Tornado watch

    A warning issued for areas of about 65,000 square kilometers (25,000 square miles), indicating that conditions are such that tornadoes may develop; it is intended to alert people to the possibility of tornadoes.

  • Trade winds

    Two belts of winds that blow almost constantly from easterly directions and are located on the equatorward sides of the subtropical highs.

  • Transform fault boundary

    A boundary in which two plates slide past one another without creating or destroying lithosphere.

  • Wind vane

    An instrument used to determine wind direction.

  • Yazoo tributary

    A tributary that flows parallel to the main stream because a natural levee is present.

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