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Solutions for Chapter 1.2: The Methods of Biology
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
Annual mean temperature
An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.
A linear zone along which continental lithosphere stretches and pulls apart. Its creation may mark the beginning of a new ocean basin.
Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.
An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.
An eruption in which lava is extruded from narrow fractures or cracks in the crust.
A valley formed by the downward displacement of a fault-bounded block.
A term found on some versions of the geologic time scale. It refers to the earliest interval (eon) of Earth history, and ended 4 billion years ago.
A tropical cyclonic storm having winds in excess of 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour.
A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.
A steep-sided hill composed of sand and gravel originating when sediment is collected in openings in stagnant glacial ice.
Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.
An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.
The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.
Passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms that cannot move independently of ocean currents. Includes microscopic algae, protozoa, jellyfish, and larval forms of many animals.
The apparent westward motion of the planets with respect to the stars.
Small solar system bodies
Solar system objects not classified as planets or moons that include dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids.
The area where an air mass acquires its characteristic properties of temperature and moisture.
A narrow jet of rising material in the solar chromosphere.
A measure of the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance; a measure of the average kinetic energy of individual atoms or molecules in a substance.
Ultimate base level
Sea level; the lowest level to which stream erosion could lower the land.