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Solutions for Chapter 37.1: Soil contains a living, complex ecosystem

Campbell Biology | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780321775658 | Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson

Full solutions for Campbell Biology | 10th Edition

ISBN: 9780321775658

Campbell Biology | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780321775658 | Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson

Solutions for Chapter 37.1: Soil contains a living, complex ecosystem

Solutions for Chapter 37.1
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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Basaltic composition

    A compositional group of igneous rocks indicating that the rock contains substantial dark silicate minerals and calciumrich plagioclase feldspar.

  • Catastrophism

    The concept that Earth was shaped by catastrophic events of a short-term nature.

  • Climatology

    The scientific study of climate.

  • Clouds of vertical development

    A cloud that has its base in the low-height range but extends upward into the middle or high altitudes.

  • Column

    A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.

  • Competence

    A measure of the largest particle a stream can transport; a factor dependent on velocity.

  • Condensation nuclei

    Tiny bits of particulate matter that serve as surfaces on which water vapor condenses.

  • Conformable

    Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.

  • Crystal settling

    During the crystallization of magma, the earlier-formed minerals are denser than the liquid portion and settle to the bottom of the magma chamber.

  • Evolution (Theory of)

    A fundamental theory in biology and paleontology that sets forth the process by which members of a population of organisms come to differ from their ancestors. Organisms evolve by means of mutations, natural selection, and genetic factors. Modern species are descended from related but different species that lived in earlier times.

  • Glacial striations

    Scratches and grooves on bedrock caused by glacial abrasion.

  • Köppen classification

    A system for classifying climates devised by Wladimir Köppen that is based on mean monthly and annual values of temperature and precipitation.

  • Meteorology

    The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.

  • Parcel

    An imaginary volume of air enclosed in a thin elastic cover. Typically it is considered to be a few hundred cubic meters in volume and is assumed to act independently of the surrounding air.

  • Polar wandering

    As the result of paleomagnetic studies in the 1950s, researchers proposed that either the magnetic poles migrated greatly through time or the continents had gradually shifted their positions.

  • Salinity

    The proportion of dissolved salts to pure water, usually expressed in parts per thousand (%).

  • Saltation

    Transportation of sediment through a series of leaps or bounces.

  • Soil

    A combination of mineral and organic matter, water, and air; that portion of the regolith that supports plant growth.

  • Trade winds

    Two belts of winds that blow almost constantly from easterly directions and are located on the equatorward sides of the subtropical highs.

  • Upwelling

    The rising of cold water from deeper layers to replace warmer surface water that has been moved away.

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