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Astronomy Today 8th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321901675 | Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Full solutions for Astronomy Today | 8th Edition

ISBN: 9780321901675

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition | ISBN: 9780321901675 | Authors: Eric Chaisson, Steve McMillan

Astronomy Today | 8th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Since problems from 28 chapters in Astronomy Today have been answered, more than 1181 students have viewed full step-by-step answer. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters: 28. The full step-by-step solution to problem in Astronomy Today were answered by Patricia, our top Science solution expert on 03/08/18, 07:45PM. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Astronomy Today, edition: 8. Astronomy Today was written by Patricia and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321901675.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Alluvium

    Unconsolidated sediment deposited by a stream.

  • Basin

    A circular downfolded structure.

  • Benthos

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

  • Chromatic aberration

    The property of a lens whereby light of different colors is focused at different places.

  • Deep-sea fan

    A cone-shaped deposit at the base of the continental slope. The sediment is transported to the fan by turbidity currents that follow submarine canyons.

  • Dry adiabatic rate

    The rate of adiabatic cooling or warming in unsaturated air. The rate of temperature change is 1° C per 100 meters.

  • Eye wall

    The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.

  • Hydrogenous sediment

    Seafloor sediments consisting of minerals that crystallize from seawater. An important example is manganese nodules.

  • Lapse rate (normal)

    The average drop in temperature (6.5° C per kilometer; 3.5° F per 1,000 feet) with increased altitude in the troposphere.

  • Magnetic reversal

    A change in Earth’s magnetic field from normal to reverse or vice versa.

  • Meander

    A looplike bend in the course of a stream.

  • Melt

    The liquid portion of magma, excluding the solid crystals.

  • Monthly mean temperature

    The mean temperature for a month that is calculated by averaging the daily means.

  • Parallax

    The apparent shift of an object when viewed from two different locations.

  • Precipitation fog

    Fog formed when rain evaporates as it falls through a layer of cool air.

  • Seawall

    A barrier constructed to prevent waves from reaching the area behind the wall. Its purpose is to defend property from the force of breaking waves.

  • Storm surge

    The abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as a result of strong winds.

  • Tornado warning

    A warning issued when a tornado has actually been sighted in an area or is indicated by radar.

  • Turbidite

    Turbidity current deposit characterized by graded bedding.

  • Wave period

    The time interval between the passage of successive crests at a stationary point.

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