- 16.1.1: What adaptations help primates live in the trees?
- 16.1.2: What features distinguish anthropoids from strepsirrhines?
- 16.1.3: Draw a concept map to illustrate one possible pathway for the evolu...
- 16.1.4: Imagine you are a world famous primatologist, a scientist who studi...
- 16.1.5: Get the Big Picture Make a table listing the different types of pri...
Solutions for Chapter 16.1: Primate Adaptation and Evolution
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
Tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere.
The conditions experienced in an area as an air mass passes over it. Because air masses are large and fairly homogenous, airmass weather will be fairly constant and may last for several days.
The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.
The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal outflow of air from the region. In divergence at lower levels the resulting deficit is compensated for by a downward movement of air from aloft; hence, areas of divergent winds are unfavorable to cloud formation and precipitation.
A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.
The distribution of electromagnetic radiation by wavelength.
Buoyant plumes of hot, ashladen gases that can extend thousands of meters into the atmosphere.
A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.
The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.
A mass of glacial ice covering a high upland or plateau and spreading out radially.
The brightness of a star. The amount of energy radiated by a star.
Mixed tidal pattern
A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with a large inequality in high water heights, low water heights, or both. Coastal locations that experience such a tidal pattern may also show alternating periods of diurnal and semidiurnal tidal patterns. Also called mixed semidiurnal.
A naturally occurring concentration of one or more metallic minerals that can be extracted economically.
Conspicuously large crystals embedded in a matrix of finer-grained crystals.
A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.
The amount of pressure change occurring over a given distance.
Wind-generated waves that have moved into an area of weaker winds or calm.
The rising of cold water from deeper layers to replace warmer surface water that has been moved away.
Wave of translation
The turbulent advance of water created by breaking waves.