- 53.4.1: Consider two rivers: One is spring fed and has a constant water vol...
- 53.4.2: In the fish called the peacock wrasse (Symphodus tinca), females di...
- 53.4.3: Mice that experience stress such as a food shortage will sometimes ...
Solutions for Chapter 53.4: Life history traits are products of natural selection
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A system that is self-contained with regards to matter—that is, no matter enters or leaves.
Moist air with a lapse rate between the dry and wet adiabatic rates.
A sedimentary rock composed of rounded, gravel-size particles.
A theory that originally proposed that the continents are rafted about. It has essentially been replaced by the plate tectonics theory.
Extremely dense solar material caused by electrons being displaced inward toward an atom’s nucleus.
Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.
Lifting of air resulting when cool air acts as a barrier over which warmer, lighter air will rise.
The gradual increase in temperature with depth in the crust. The average is 30° C per kilometer in the upper crust.
An ice-transported boulder that was not derived from bedrock near its present site.
A narrow, sharp-crested ridge formed by the upturned edge of a steeply dipping bed of resistant rock.
An igneous pluton that is not tabular in shape.
A one-limbed flexure in strata. The strata are unusually flat-lying or very gently dipping on both sides of the monocline.
The nature of the change in atmospheric pressure over the past several hours. It can be a useful aid in short range weather prediction.
A variable star that pulsates in size and luminosity.
The steep, leeward slope of a sand dune; it maintains an angle of about 34 degrees.
A layer of soil that has identifiable characteristics produced by chemical weathering and other soil-forming processes.
Air that resists vertical displacement. If it is lifted, adiabatic cooling will cause its temperature to be lower than the surrounding environment; if it is allowed, it will sink to its original position.
The condition of being more highly concentrated than is normally possible under given temperature and pressure conditions. When describing humidity, it refers to a relative humidity that is greater than 100 percent.
See Contact metamorphism.
Wave of oscillation
A water wave in which the wave form advances as the water particles move in circular orbits.