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Solutions for Chapter 9: Venus

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

Solutions for Chapter 9: Venus

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Astronomy Today was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321901675. Since 15 problems in chapter 9: Venus have been answered, more than 3840 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 9: Venus includes 15 full step-by-step solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Astronomy Today, edition: 8.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aa flow

    A type of lava flow that has a jagged, blocky surface.

  • Annual temperature range

    The difference between the highest and lowest monthly temperature means.

  • Archean eon

    The second eon of Precambrian time, following the Hadean and preceding the Proterozoic. It extends between 3.8 billion and 2.5 billion years before the present.

  • Continental slope

    The steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf.

  • Coral reef

    Structure formed in a warm, shallow, sunlit ocean environment that consists primarily of the calcite-rich remains of corals as well as the limy secretions of algae and the hard parts of many other small organisms.

  • Cross-bedding

    Structure in which relatively thin layers are inclined at an angle to the main bedding. Formed by currents of wind or water.

  • Deep-ocean trench

    See Trench.

  • Equatorial low

    A belt of low pressure lying near the equator and between the subtropical highs.

  • High

    A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.

  • Hydrogen burning

    The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.

  • Index fossil

    A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.

  • Nuée ardente

    Incandescent volcanic debris buoyed up by hot gases that moves downslope in an avalanche fashion.

  • Plane of the ecliptic

    The imaginary plane that connects Earth’s orbit with the celestial sphere.

  • Point bar

    A crescent-shaped accumulation of sand and gravel deposited on the inside of a meander.

  • Rainshadow desert

    A dry area on the lee side of a mountain range. Many middle-latitude deserts are of this type.

  • Shelf break

    The point where a rapid steepening of the gradient occurs, marking the outer edge of the continental shelf and the beginning of the continental slope.

  • Solar flare

    A sudden and tremendous eruption in the solar chromosphere.

  • Terrigenous sediment

    Seafloor sediments derived from terrestrial weathering and erosion.

  • Unsaturated zone

    The area above the water table where openings in soil, sediment, and rock are not saturated but filled mainly with air.

  • Unstable air

    Air that does not resist vertical displacement. If it is lifted, its temperature will not cool as rapidly as the surrounding environment, so it will continue to rise on its own.

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