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Solutions for Chapter 55.1: Physical laws govern energy flow and chemical cycling in ecosystems
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The apparent brightness of a star if it were viewed from a distance of 10 parsecs (32.6 light-years). Used to compare the true brightness of stars.
The dry, gently sloping zone on the backshore of a beach at the foot of the coastal cliffs or dunes.
The scientific study of climate.
Layers of rock that were deposited without interruption.
The study of the universe.
An orderly arrangement of atoms.
An accumulation of sediment formed where a stream enters a lake or ocean.
A roughly circular upfolded structure similar to an anticline.
Small earthquakes that often precede a major earthquake.
Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.
The nuclear reaction in which hydrogen nuclei are fused into helium nuclei.
A span on the geologic time scale between the Paleozoic and Cenozoic eras from about 248 million to 65 million years ago.
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.
The process by which plants and algae produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll, using light energy and releasing oxygen.
See Lithospheric plate.
Any weathering process that tends to produce a spherical shape from an initially blocky shape.
The abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as a result of strong winds.
A low-angle reverse fault.
A measure of a fluid’s resistance to flow.
A bench or shelf in the bedrock at sea level, cut by wave erosion.