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# Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) 3rd Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
• Biosphere

The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.

• Creep

The slow downhill movement of soil and regolith.

• Drawdown

The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.

• Geostrophic wind

A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters (2,000 feet), that blows parallel to the isobars.

• Granules

The fine structure visible on the solar surface caused by convective cells below.

• La Niña

An episode of strong trade winds and unusually low sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. The opposite of El Niño.

• Lightning

A sudden flash of light generated by the flow of electrons between oppositely charged parts of a cumulonimbus cloud or between the cloud and the ground.

• Magma

A body of molten rock found at depth, including any dissolved gases and crystals.

• 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.

• Meteor

The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”

• Middle-latitude cyclone

Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.

• Photon

A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.

• Photosphere

The region of the Sun that radiates energy to space. The visible surface of the Sun.

• Pluvial lake

A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.

• Population II

Stars poor in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively old stars found in the halo, globular clusters, or nuclear bulge.

The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

• Seismogram

The record made by a seismograph.

• Spicule

A narrow jet of rising material in the solar chromosphere.

• Water table

The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater.

• Zone of fracture

The upper portion of a glacier consisting of brittle ice.