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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
  • Asthenosphere

    A subdivision of the mantle situated below the lithosphere. This zone of weak material exists below a depth of about 100 kilometers and in some regions extends as deep as 700 kilometers. The rock within this zone is easily deformed.

  • Climate

    A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region.

  • Cold front

    A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer air mass.

  • Country breeze

    A circulation pattern characterized by a light wind blowing into a city from the surrounding countryside. It is best developed on clear and otherwise calm nights when the urban heat island is most pronounced.

  • Deep-sea fan

    A cone-shaped deposit at the base of the continental slope. The sediment is transported to the fan by turbidity currents that follow submarine canyons.

  • Fault-block mountain

    A mountain formed by the displacement of rock along a fault.

  • High

    A center of high pressure characterized by anticyclonic winds.

  • Hydrothermal solution

    The hot, watery solution that escapes from a mass of magma during the later stages of crystallization. Such solutions may alter the surrounding country rock and are frequently the source of significant ore deposits.

  • Low-velocity zone

    See Asthenosphere.

  • Open system

    One in which both matter and energy flow into and out of the system. Most natural systems are of this type.

  • Ptolemaic system

    An Earth-centered system of the universe.

  • Pyroclastic flow

    A highly heated mixture, largely of ash and pumice fragments, traveling down the flanks of a volcano or along the surface of the ground.

  • Seawall

    A barrier constructed to prevent waves from reaching the area behind the wall. Its purpose is to defend property from the force of breaking waves.

  • Spit

    An elongated ridge of sand that projects from the land into the mouth of an adjacent bay.

  • Stable platform

    That part of the craton that is mantled by relatively undeformed sedimentary rocks and underlain by a basement complex of igneous and metamorphic rocks.

  • Submarine canyon

    A seaward extension of a valley that was cut on the continental shelf during a time when sea level was lower, or a canyon carved into the outer continental shelf, slope, and rise by turbidity currents.

  • Suspended load

    The fine sediment carried within the body of flowing water.

  • Tectonics

    The study of the large-scale processes that collectively deform Earth’s crust.

  • Thermohaline circulation

    Movements of ocean water caused by density differences brought about by variations in temperature and salinity.

  • Zone of saturation

    Zone where all open spaces in sediment and rock are completely filled with water.