Solutions for Chapter 55.2: Energy and other limiting factors control primary production in ecosystems

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

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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 55.2: Energy and other limiting factors control primary production in ecosystems

Solutions for Chapter 55.2
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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aerosols

    Tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere.

  • Biomass

    The total mass of a defined organism or group of organisms in a particular area or ecosystem.

  • 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.

  • Filaments

    Dark, thin streaks that appear across the bright solar disk.

  • Globular cluster

    A nearly spherically shaped group of densely packed stars.

  • Halocline

    A layer of water in which there is a high rate of change in salinity in the vertical dimension.

  • Horn

    A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.

  • La Niña

    An episode of strong trade winds and unusually low sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. The opposite of El Niño.

  • Mohs scale

    A series of 10 minerals used as a standard in determining hardness.

  • Oceanography

    The scientific study of the oceans and oceanic phenomena.

  • 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.

  • Protoplanets

    A developing planetary body that grows by the accumulation of planetesimals.

  • Radioactive decay

    The spontaneous decay of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Sheeting

    A mechanical weathering process characterized by the splitting-off of slablike sheets of rock.

  • Snowfield

    An area where snow persists yearround.

  • Source region

    The area where an air mass acquires its characteristic properties of temperature and moisture.

  • Stratified drift

    Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.

  • Tenacity

    Describes a mineral’s toughness or its resistance to breaking or deforming.

  • Thermocline

    A layer of water in which there is a rapid change in temperature in the vertical dimension.

  • Tropical storm

    By international agreement, a tropical cyclone with maximum winds between 61 and 119 kilometers (38 and 74 miles) per hour.

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