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Solutions for Chapter 55.4: Biological and geochemical processes cycle nutrients and water in ecosystems
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A large mass of igneous rock that formed when magma was emplaced at depth, crystallized, and subsequently exposed by erosion.
Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.
The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.
Big bang theory
The theory that proposes that the universe originated as a single mass, which subsequently exploded.
Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.
A theory that originally proposed that the continents are rafted about. It has essentially been replaced by the plate tectonics theory.
A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.
A negatively charged subatomic particle that has a negligible mass and is found outside an atom’s nucleus.
A short wall built at a right angle to the shore to trap moving sand.
Meandering channel that flows in a steep, narrow valley. They form either when an area is uplifted or when base level drops.
Deposits of windblown silt, lacking visible layers, generally buff-colored, and capable of maintaining a nearly vertical cliff.
The brightness of a star. The amount of energy radiated by a star.
The point in the orbit of a planet where it is closest to the Sun.
A telescope designed to make observations in radio wavelengths.
Any of a system of bright elongated streaks, sometimes associated with a crater on the Moon.
A telescope that concentrates light from distant objects by using a concave mirror.
A fault in which the material above the fault plane moves up in relation to the material below.
The period of Earth’s rotation with respect to the stars.
The region of the atmosphere immediately above the mesosphere and characterized by increasing temperatures due to absorption of very shortwave solar energy by oxygen.
Igneous rocks composed mainly of iron and magnesium-rich minerals.