×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide

Solutions for Chapter 56.4: Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions

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

Full solutions for Campbell Biology | 10th Edition

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 56.4: Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions

Solutions for Chapter 56.4
4 5 0 245 Reviews
22
2

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Campbell Biology, edition: 10. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Campbell Biology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321775658. Since 3 problems in chapter 56.4: Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions have been answered, more than 15819 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 56.4: Earth is changing rapidly as a result of human actions includes 3 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Andean-type plate margin

    Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.

  • Anemometer

    An instrument used to determine wind speed.

  • Crystal

    An orderly arrangement of atoms.

  • Eye wall

    The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.

  • Fluorescence

    The absorption of ultraviolet light, which is reemitted as visible light.

  • Infiltration

    The movement of surface water into rock or soil through cracks and pore spaces.

  • Iron meteorite

    One of the three main categories of meteorites. This group is composed largely of iron with varying amounts of nickel (5–20 percent). Most meteorite finds are irons.

  • Lahar

    Mudflows on the slopes of volcanoes that result when unstable layers of ash and debris become saturated and flow downslope, usually following stream channels.

  • Longitudinal (seif dunes)

    Long ridges of sand oriented parallel to the prevailing wind; these dunes form where sand supplies are limited.

  • Meteorite

    Any portion of a meteoroid that survives its traverse through Earth’s atmosphere and strikes Earth’s surface.

  • Offshore zone

    The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.

  • Partial melting

    The process by which most igneous rocks melt. Since individual minerals have different melting points, most igneous rocks melt over a temperature range of a few hundred degrees. If the liquid is squeezed out after some melting has occurred, a melt with a higher silica content results.

  • Permeability

    A measure of a material’s ability to transmit water.

  • Pluvial lake

    A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.

  • Proterozoic eon

    The eon following the Archean and preceding the Phanerozoic. It extends between about 2,500 million (2.5 billion) and 540 million years ago.

  • Salinity

    The proportion of dissolved salts to pure water, usually expressed in parts per thousand (%).

  • Secondary pollutants

    Pollutants that are produced in the atmosphere by chemical reactions that occur among primary pollutants.

  • Soil profile

    A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.

  • Terminal moraine

    The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.

  • Zodiac

    A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.

×
Log in to StudySoup
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
Join StudySoup for FREE
Get Full Access to Science - Textbook Survival Guide
×
Reset your password