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Solutions for Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078299001 | Authors: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren

Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780078299001

Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078299001 | Authors: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren

Solutions for Chapter 3: Communities and Biomes

Solutions for Chapter 3
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Textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life
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Author: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren
ISBN: 9780078299001

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Altitude (of the Sun)

    The angle of the Sun above the horizon.

  • Arid climate

    See Dry climate.

  • Base level

    The level below which a stream cannot erode.

  • Caldera

    A large depression typically caused by collapse or ejection of the summit area of a volcano.

  • Chemical weathering

    The processes by which the internal structure of a mineral is altered by the removal and/or addition of elements.

  • Cirque

    An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.

  • Dark-line spectrum

    See Absorption spectrum.

  • Earth science

    The name for all the sciences that collectively seek to understand Earth. It includes geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy.

  • Eluviation

    The washing-out of fine soil components from the horizon by downward-percolating water.

  • Eye wall

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

  • Geothermal energy

    Natural steam used for power generation.

  • Glacial striations

    Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion.

  • Ionosphere

    A complex zone of ionized gases that coincides with the lower portion of the thermosphere.

  • Jetties

    A pair of structures extending into the ocean at the entrance to a harbor or river that are built for the purpose of protecting against storm waves and sediment deposition.

  • Longitudinal (seif dunes)

    Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.

  • Primary productivity

    The amount of organic matter synthesized by organisms from inorganic substances through photosynthesis or chemosynthesis within a given volume of water or habitat in a unit of time.

  • Scoria

    Hardened lava that has retained the vesicles produced by escaping gases.

  • Transform fault boundary

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

  • Tsunami

    The Japanese word for a seismic sea wave.

  • Volcano

    A mountain formed of lava and/or pyroclastics.

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