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Solutions for Chapter 54.4: Biogeographic factors affect community diversity
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Andean-type plate margin
Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.
An instrument for measuring air pressure that consists of evacuated metal chambers very sensitive to variations in air pressure.
Barred spiral galaxy
A galaxy having straight arms extending from its nucleus.
The most common form of coal, often called soft, black coal.
The slow downhill movement of soil and regolith.
The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.
The mechanical breakup of rock caused by the expansion of freezing water in cracks and crevices.
The gradual increase in temperature with depth in the crust. The average is 30° C per kilometer in the upper crust.
The resistance a mineral offers to scratching.
A tentative explanation that is tested to determine if it is valid.
A measure of the degree of earthquake shaking at a given locale based on the amount of damage.
A chemical bond between two oppositely charged ions formed by the transfer of valence electrons from one atom to the other.
An extensive region on the ocean floor composed of thick accumulations of pillow basalts and other mafic rocks that in some cases exceed 30 kilometers in thickness.
Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.
The processes that collectively result in the formation of mountains.
The systematic study of fossils and the history of life on Earth.
A measure of stellar distance.
Low pressure located at about the latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic circles. In the Northern Hemisphere the low takes the form of individual oceanic cells; in the Southern Hemisphere there is a deep and continuous trough of low pressure.
A series of long ridges oriented at right angles to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where vegetation is sparse and sand is very plentiful.
A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.